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Mpls Farmers Market Fresh and Local Radio show – aired on Sept 18th

September 20, 2010

Last week I had a chance to finally meet with Susan Berkson and Bonnie Dehn of the Minneapolis Farmers Market Fresh and Local Radio show. Susan invited me a few months ago, to talk at their Radio show about Indian food when she saw a tweet from me about a visit to the market.

I also had the pleasure of meeting with Doug Harvey of Fireside Orchard and Collie Graddick who are local Minnesota growers. While discovering the Farmers Market and the flavor of local ingredients has been a revelation to me these last 2 years, I was amazed to learn about sustainable and natural growing methods from Collie and how local apples are produced from Doug. As Bonnie shared stories of what she made for breakfast that day, I tried my best to control loud growling sounds emerging from somewhere in my stomach 🙂

Fresh & Local show Sept 18th

From L-R Collie Gradick, moi, Doug Harvey, Bonnie Dehn, Susan Berkson

What followed was an action-packed one hour of talking about food, fresh produce and of course, recipes. I had a wonderful time talking about Indian food and am privileged that I could share a part of my culture with fellow Minnesotans. If you missed the airing last Saturday, listen to the show here:

My interview with Susan & Bonnie. Here I talk about how I learned to cook, how I cook, how I use the Farmer’s Market and my Cooking Classes –

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And here Doug, Collie, Bonnie, Susan & me talk about what we’ll be making for dinner. Special credit to my sister Sameera for teaching me her Butternut Squash recipe.-

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The afternoon ended with a wonderful goody bag filled with fresh herbs from the market and some truly wonderful carrots. I was thinking about what I’d make with these amazing fresh ingredients. Right away I knew I’d be making Gajar ka halwa (Indian Carrot dessert) with the carrots and maybe some Simple Carrot pickle if I have a few leftover. The cilantro was a comfort as I knew I had run out of my own stock that day. I’ve never cooked with Basil and Rosemary so I hope to make a Pesto Pasta later tonight. Tomorrow, I’ll use some of the Rosemary and make some Lemon Rosemary chicken. YUM! I love it when I buy ingredients that force me to try a completely new style of cooking.

The gifts I got!

The gifts I got!

Hope to post pics on these new dishes soon! Once again, a big thanks to Susan for finding me and inviting me to the show. It was a great experience and an absolute pleasure talking to her and Bonnie!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2010 12:42 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait to listen to the audio when I get home – looks like you had a great time with a good group of local foodies! Aren’t local carrots amazing? It’s just like the difference between local apples and the yucky ones found at the local big box grocery store – you don’t know what you were missing until you TASTE the difference!

    • September 21, 2010 12:45 am

      I couldn’t resist and had a bite from the carrots. They were so sweet and yummy! And totally agree with you about the taste difference. I can never say exactly what the difference is, but food made from the Farmers Market just feels so much better.

  2. September 20, 2010 8:36 pm

    It was GREAT doing the show with all of you!!! Can’t wait to try some of these recipes.

    • September 21, 2010 12:45 am

      It was great talking to you Collie! I learned so much from you. I had no idea so much went into sustainable and pollution-free farming.

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