Food Lore: Tales from an Indian Kitchen

Part of Goodman Grows

Date: 11 Mar 2022

6:15pm - 7:15pm

Location: Goodman Arts Centre



Indian folklore is peppered with stories set in steamy kitchens where almost anything and everything
can happen! Meet women who are the keeper of seeds and those who impart wisdom through the
food they cook. Listen to characters who reveal the ingredients to their family recipes. Sip on freshly
brewed chai, sample homemade aviyal, and get up close with murungakkai, unripe plantains, gourds
, and more.
Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran shares short stories from her repertoire of South Indian folktales
inspired by food and eating. Nova Nelson shares insights on ingredients and condiments used in
Indian food preparation.
Join Kamini and Nova for an evening stroll through the garden and explore different plants and
produce. Be seated within the garden setting as you partake in hot tea and vegetarian dishes while
you immerse yourself in the stories told.

Take home a bag of seeds to start your farm-to-table journey.

This programme is suitable for adult audiences 16 years and above.

Aviyal – a mixed vegetable dish prepared with fresh coconut, yoghurt, and curry leaves.
Murungakkai – Indian drumstick or moringa pods