Forget the forks, the knives, the spoons, the sporks… Join Arun Venugopal and his guests for a delicious Indian meal, the way it’s meant to be eaten: with your bare hand. We dig into the distinct pleasures of utensil-free dining, and explore why so many people are uncomfortable eating with their hand in public. A discussion that brings together food, culture and race – with plenty of wet-wipes – and dinner, of course! The event will include a full, seated dinner, and the evening's menu will be prepared by Kokum Indian Cuisine.
Hosted by Arun Venugopal, guests include: Jeff Orlick, “Queens Qustodian” and organizer of the Momo Tour and Viva La Comida; Helen Hollyman, editor-in-chief of VICE’s “Munchies”; Himanshu Suri (aka HEEMS), whose new album is Eat Pray Thug; and world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey.
Watch live at 7:30pm:
Eggplant Chennai Roast (onions, tomatoes, tamarind, mustard seeds)
Aloo Mustard Curry (mustard seeds, curry leaves, ginger)
Chicken Kottumali (Cilantro, onion, tomatoes)
Menu note: items may contain or be prepared around milk, eggs, nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat.
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- Wednesday, May 27: Funny or Racist?
- Wednesday, June 3: Black Is the New Black
- Tuesday, June 16: Off Whiteness
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