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Learn to Cook Homemade Indian Food That Actually Tastes Good at Omnivore Books!

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HOMEMADE CURRY! Now how does this happen?

I think I’ve made it pretty clear over the months that although I am an infinite fat-ass and am obsessed with food, I was born without the “good cook” gene.  However, I do believe in the power of cookbooks and classes, and as a result of a onetime (pricey) session with Emily Dellas, I am now capable of making one dish:  seafood paella (which is a lot easier than it looks, so it’s not that big of an accomplishment).

But I can’t feed my future children seafood paella and Top Ramen every night.  They need to be exposed to such luxuries as braised short ribs, gnocchi with pesto sauce, and delicious garlic naan.

For the Indian/Pakistani/Sri Lankan/Bangladeshi (had to look that last one up) dishes, I could either ask my Indian friend to teach me how to make chicken tikka masala and risk being berated and made fun of throught the lesson OR I could say a little prayer for the Giants, skip Game 1 and show up at Omnivore Books tonight in Noe Valley at 6pm to hear author/actress Madhur Jaffrey share tips and tricks from her new cookbook.  Not that I have anything against my Indian friend, but, I mean, where’s his cookbook?  I’m gonna leave it to the expert here.

According to the Omnivore website, if you call and pre-order a book, you’ll be able to reserve a seat at this event.  Just, you know, in case you want to make Ms. Jaffrey very uncomfortable with your creepy “listening-too-intently” face.

Madhur Jaffrey at Omnivore Books Wednesday, October 27, 6pm – 7pm 3885A Ceasar Chavez St [Noe Valley] FREE

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