Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome Madhur Jaffrey!

You are invited to a potluck party of welcoming treats 
for our new featured chef!

Who is Madhur Jaffrey?

From Amazon's Wiki Page:

Jaffrey is the noted author of cookbooks of Indian, Asian, and world vegetarian cuisines, many of which have become bestsellers and several of which have won James Beard Foundation awards. She has presented several cookery series on television, including Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery in 1982, Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery in 1989 and Madhur Jaffrey's Flavours of India in 1995. She lives in Manhattan and has a home in upstate New York. As a result of the success of her cookbooks and TV, Jaffrey also developed a line of mass-marketed cooking sauces.
Ironically, she did not cook at all as a child growing up in Delhi. She had almost never been in the kitchen and almost failed cooking at school. It was only after she went to London at the age of 19 to study at RADA that she learned how to cook, using recipes of familiar dishes that were provided in correspondence from her mother. In the 1960s, after her award-winning performance in Shakespeare Wallah, she became known as the "actress who could cook" and was hired by the BBC to present a show on Indian cooking. After an article about her and her cooking appeared in the New York Times in 1966, she received a book contract that produced An Invitation to Indian Cooking, her first book. The recipes in that book came from her mother, although she adapted them for the American kitchen. During the 1970s, she taught classes in Indian cooking, both at the James A. Beard School of Cooking and in her Manhattan apartment. In 1986, the restaurant Dawat opened in Manhattan using recipes provided by her.
She has certainly earned her place as a celeb chef. Just ask Emeril!

She has tons of books
For a full list of all of Madhur’s US publications, visit her Amazon shop

Of course Indian cuisine is all about the spices, and we are looking forward to exploring the broad range of seasonings the cuisine has to offer. So get out your spice boxes - it's going to be a delicious season! 

Make and post your Welcome Madhur Jaffrey potluck party dish
 on or by Sunday, October 7th and link up with Mr. Linky below!

Need more info? Check out our Welcome page. 

See you at the party!

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Welcome Madhur Jaffrey!* Participants
1. Deb in Hawaii--My Cream of Tomato Soup
2. Kaye
3. Kitchen Flavours - Turmeric Rice
4. Glennis - ”Indian-style” Scrambled Eggs
5. Heather - Sour Chickpeas (Khatte chhole)
6. Natashya - Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry and Onion Fritters
7. Tea and Scones - Fried Eggplant Slices
8. Sue - Prawns in a Dark Sauce
9. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Parathas
10. Kim - Chicken Patties with Ginger and Sesame Seeds with Korean Dipping Sauce

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Deb in Hawaii said...

Love the new red background. Great welcome post Natashya!

I was so excited to welcome Madhur that I am starting early with a bowl of her "My Cream of Tomato Soup"--an Indian version of a classic. ;-) It was creamy and full of flavor.

Kaye said...

Can I come to play too? I just posted a whole welcome meal -- hope that's OK. I did forget to add some kind of description after my name in the linky. Sorry!

kitchen flavours said...

I start off with a plate of Turmeric Rice! So excited about the coming delicious months!

Heather S-G said...

Sour Chickpeas to kick things off! =)

NKP said...

Last night I made a veggie fest to welcome Madhur - and my picky son ate his whole plate! (To be fair, I didn't put tomatoes on his...)

NKP said...

Last night I made a veggie fest to welcome Madhur - and my picky son ate his whole plate! (To be fair, I didn't put tomatoes on his...)

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Unbelievably excited to be cooking with Madhur. I'm welcoming her with Prawns in a Dark Sauce - it was a great dish.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Natashya, You have made a delicious welcome feast! Love it all!

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Hi, guys! I'm here with Parathas! Looking forward to the next 6 months with Madhur recipes :)

Kim said...

We are off to a great start with Jaffrey's chicken patties with ginger and sesame seeds and her Korean dipping sauce. Absolutely delicious!

Kim said...

Natashya - I'm loving your whole veggie-inspired meal. All the colors are so pretty! I'd be all about those onion fritters. They look and sound delicious.

NKP said...

Thanks so much, it was all so delicious! I'm loving Jaffrey for these cooler nights.