Curried Culinary History 

By Raghavan Iyer, teacher and author
“660 Curries/The Gateway to Indian Cooking”

Podcast courtesy of WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Curious about curry? Curry is the backbone of Indian cooking, the glory of Indian cooking. Curry has nothing to do with powder in a can and everything to do with amazing flavors. Join us as author and IACP Cooking Teacher of the Year, Raghavan Iyer, dishes out a powerpoint presentation about the historical influence of spices during India’s 6,000 years existence as a civilization. We will learn how this has shaped our world of curries as we know it today. And of course we’ll have a sampling of Raghavan’s curry dishes to taste, along with a signing of his latest book, “660 Curries” (Workman). All profits from book sales will be used to fund the CulinaryHistorians of Chicago.

Biography: Raghavan Iyer is the author of “Betty Crocker’s Indian Home Cooking,” and “The Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood.” In 2004 he won the International Association of Cooking Professionals Award of Excellence for “Cooking Teacher of the Year.” He has written for numerous publications including Cooking Light, Eating Well and Fine Cooking, and has been interviewed on national and local broadcasts on the art of Indian cooking. He cooks, writes and lives with his family in Minneapolis.

Program hosted at Chicago History Museum.