The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is hosting the first of what will be an ongoing series, entitled Cultural Creations in the Heritage Snack Shack on August 10-14, from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center.
Brought to you by the Heritage Snack Shack, Cultural Creations will feature traditional styles of cooking which will be available for sampling free of charge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while the Snack Shack is open for lunch. Cooks of varying cultural backgrounds living within our community, will prepare samples of their traditional foods.
Our first Cultural Creation will feature Sherbanoo Aziz, preparing recipes from Sherbanoo’s Indian Cuisine. Now in its third edition, the cookbook offers many new features including nutrition facts, easier preparation and additional recipes. New recipes with traditional and not-so-traditional approaches are sure to inspire adventurous new cooks. Throughout this cookbook, recipes range from savory chicken tandoori to sweet and creamy kulfi; there is even a whole section devoted to vegetarian dishes. Her book is available for purchase at the Heritage Gift Shop in the Hjemkomst Center.
Monday free featured samples are Sherbanoo’s Potato Salad, garnished with Indian trail mix and date chutney, and Masala-Chai tea will be served.
Tuesday free featured samples are Pakora (dumplings) made with Batter from chick pea flour and date chutney with Masala-Chai will be served.
Wednesday will feature Gajar Halwa (Carrot delight) and Masala-Chai.
Thursday will feature the Mango Lassi, a drink made with mango, buttermilk and cream, plus Spicy peanuts to crunch on! Don’t miss Margreat, Indian Classical dance professor who will present her costumes and jewelry at the Gift Shop.
Friday, August 14 free samples will include Tandoori chicken bites, with Raita (salad steeped in yogurt) and Masala-Chai.