Photographer, storyteller, traveller and award-winning cookbook author Naomi Duguid is known for her insatiable curiosity about food and culture.
Naomi will reflecting on a lifetime spent travelling, eating and researching food, looking at food as a lens for understanding place and culture. From Burma to Iran, the Caucasus to Tibet to Toronto, food is a fundamental entry point into understanding local culture.
Dinner by Len Senater
Delicate Burmese Lemongrass Fish Salad (from Naomi Duguid’s Burma: Rivers of Flavour)
Basa fillets lightly poached in a turmeric broth, flaked and tossed with lemongrass, garlic, ginger and cripsy shallots, served with jasmine rice and Gin Thoke, a tangy & crunchy slaw of nappa cabbage, crispy fried lentil & broad beans, peanuts and lemon-pickled fresh ginger.
#GF #vegan option available
Chocolate ginger cake with pomegranate & Chinese manadrins.
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
includes dinner and coffee or tea.
Naomi Duguid is a traveller, writer, photographer, cook, and author, but is as often described as a culinary anthropologist. She is the author of the acclaimed BURMA: Rivers of Flavor and the co-author of six other award-winning books of food and travel, as well as a frequent contributor to Lucky Peach, and a contributing editor of Saveur magazine.
Her books explore home-cooked foods in their cultural context, with recipes and photographs as well as stories. Her latest book BURMA: Rivers of Flavor celebrates the food cultures of Burma in recipes, stories, and photos. It was published in October 2012 and won the IACP culinary travel cookbook award in April 2013.
Her next book TASTE OF PERSIA: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, & Kurdistan will be published in September 2016.
Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours.
Photo Credit: Laura Berman
Every month The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them while Dep founder Len Senater cooks dinner for everyone.