Slow Food, Hot Spices: Indian Cooking From The Hearth

Come learn about Indian vegetarian cooking with noted novelist, writer, and culinary adventurer, Nani Power. Bring along a dish to share for the potluck afterward!

What: A free talk, book reading/signing, and potluck
When: Sunday, Nov 13 from 4:30-6:30pm
Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street, NW, Washington, DC

Join Slow Food DC as Nani speaks about Indian vegetarian/Jain food and shares excerpts from her latest book, Ginger and Ganesh. Take a sneak peek into her treasured spice box and learn about culinary and health uses for its various ingredients.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, a book signing (copies will be available for purchase), and a potluck — Indian and/or vegetarian dishes encouraged. (Get ready for some tantalizing curries!)

The event is free and open to the public. However, RSVPs are requested, so that we can plan accordingly. Please RSVP to slowfooduniversity_(at)


About the author: Nani Power is the acclaimed author of three novels (Crawling at Night, The Good Remains and The Sea of Tears) as well as a food memoir (Feed the Hungry). Her novels have been listed as New York Times notable books of the year and as finalists for the LA Times Book Award, the British Orange Award and the Virginia Library Award. Her non-fiction collection of prose and recipes, Ginger and Ganesh, was published by Counterpoint in 2010. As described by a New York Times review:  “Over the course of a year, Power is welcomed into the homes of expat women from all over the subcontinent whose customs are conveyed along with their tricks for roasting spices and rolling out chapatis.”

This event is brought to you by Slow Food University — a quarterly series of free, educational events supported by your local Slow Food chapter.

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