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Cookbook Club: February 2018: Foods of India (Yamini Lai)

February Meeting:
Food Blogger Yamini Lai, aka Fairfield County Foodie

Community Partner: Wakeman Town Farm  

Sneak review on Indian Cooking...
Rajasthan.  Colorful.  Vibrant.  Mesmerizing. 
Rajasthan, India’s largest state.  Yet, a region that you may not know so well.  Because, for one, there are hardly any Indian restaurants in USA, serving Rajasthani cuisine...READ MORE 

If you love food and exploring the world by eating, join others who do too. This month, Yamini Lal (aka Fairfield County Foodie) will share her love for regional Indian cuisine. Bring your appetite to learn and get ready to discuss cooking!

A die-hard foodie and an Indian by origin, Yamini Lal loves world cuisine, bold flavors, cooking at home... and traveling just to have food experiences. Her blog’s mission is to celebrate great food, chefs and restaurants in Fairfield county CT and beyond. “There are too many people posting negative comments and reviews on the internet. My goal is to find delicious bites and exciting dining adventures to share with my readers, so they too can have that experience and that thrill,” said Lal.

Yamini has received high accolades for her blog since she launched it in July 2011 Serendipity  magazine named her a Best Local Blogger (Fairfield and Westchester counties) in Dec 2013. WAG magazine has written feature articles on her in their July 2016 & July 2017 food issues. Yamini actively contributes to and has written food articles for as their food and wine expert in 2013.

Yamini’s all-time, top 5 favorite dishes are mutton biryani (Indian), pho (Vietnamese), a hearty bowl of ramen (Japanese), paella (Spanish) and any assortment of meats and lentils on Injera bread (Ethiopian).

Staff and Friends Share their Favorites.....

Visually stunning....
(Patron Experiences)

a family favorite recipe....Chicken Curried with Peaches
(Claire, MakerSpace)

Looks interesting...
(Materials Management)

Mouth-watering recipes...
(Patron Services)

I want to try one of these recipes.....
(Materials Management)

Farida's Fish with Red Beans
(Claire, MakerSpace)

New International Cookbooks in the Library collection