The “Cooking with…” event that we auctioned in the benefit for Justin Bitner back in December was purchased by Bird Ross and Tom Loeser. A few weeks ago, we were finally able to schedule a weekend that was compatible to all parties.
We began on Saturday (4/26) with a tour of Ethnic Groceries that included:
Swagat Indian Grocery Store
Garden Asian Market
By accident, we stumbled upon the amazing La Michoacana Ice Cream Store. Highly recommended.
With more time, we would also have visited:
Viet Hoa Market
Oriental Food Mart
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
and a sampling of the proliferation of Mexican groceries on almost every side of Madison.
We started cooking on Sunday (4/27) morning so that when Bird and Tom arrived at noon we were able to serve dal and idli and chutneys to get started.
Over the course of the next six hours, we cooked:
Louki Hari Matar Sabji
Simple Tomato Chutney
Fresh Ginger Chutney
Brenda Baker, Dean Gore, Chele Isaac, and John Nies joined us for dinner.