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In the Kitchen: Baigan Choka and Oil Roti

  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

Experience the flavors of two popular Caribbean foods with East Indian influences: Baigan choka - mashed roasted eggplant - and oil roti - thin, flaky flatbread that melts in your mouth! In this workshop, Dharani will lead us in bringing these recipes to life while connecting these foods to stories of Indo-Guyanese-American identity.

The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC. Materials will be provided. 

This season’s other workshops in the In the Kitchen series are July 13: Fried Tofu & Seafood Tofu and October 12: Pakoras & Chai.


About the Artist: Dharani Persaud is a queer Indo-Guyanese-American writer, activist, and archival enthusiast from Minnesota. She currently works in Boston at GrubStreet as their Youth & Community Programs Coordinator. She has writing published or forthcoming in Kajal Magazine, 2040 Review, Brown Girl Magazine, and Hobart. In her free time she enjoys experimenting with recipes from her ancestors or lying in the sun.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street, and is wheelchair accessible. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Anju Madhok | 617-635-5129 x 2017

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