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Flavors of India Cooking Class

Ofri’s Home Cooking is offering two classes on Indian cuisine. During the workshops, chef Ofri Gilan will present fundamental Indian cooking techniques, and students will get hands-on experience making a variety of dishes. The menu for the sessions includes chicken tikka masala, keema rice, baingan barth, daal and roti. Students will leave the event with their own Indian spice box starter kit.

Flavors of India Cooking Class will be offered 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 28, and 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Tickets are $65 per person. The events take place in Gilan’s home kitchen. The address will be provided when tickets are purchased. For tickets, visit or call 917-566-5238. 

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Recipe for fun: Asheville summer camps offer food-themed adventures

chef Ofri Gilan’s Mountain Kitchen Camp plans to offer a week’s worth of classes on international cuisine. “They will learn to cook from scratch,” Gilan says. From Italian to Japanese to homestyle American cooking, each day will offer a new theme and a new opportunity for kids to learn about a different culture through its food.

The camp, designed for children 8-12, will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Outside of cooking fundamentals, campers will explore a variety of local farms and markets to discover where their food comes from. While out and about, they will have the opportunity to  buy local ingredients for their upcoming meals, as well. By the week’s end, parents will be treated to a homemade dinner prepared by the students. The newly trained chefs will leave with an e-book listing the week’s recipes as well as photographs captured during the camp session.