I am not going to lie to you. Indian food has never been one of my favorites. I am not a big fan of curry and I have never cooked any Indian recipes aside from grilled tandoori chicken. But I was interested in meeting some fellow bloggers and I thought the Indian food would be a nice change of pace.
The grocery tour and lunch really broadened my horizons to Indian food. Chef Elizabeth or Chef E, as she likes to be called, gave us an informative run down on spices used in Indian cooking. She even sent us home with a goody bag of some Indian spices and a recipe for Sambar Garden Vegetable Soup.
After our tour, we headed to lunch and Chef E ordered a nice selection of different types of food. We were able to try many things and I have to say it was very delicious. So delicious that I need to eat Indian food more often. I am lucky enough to have a few Indian grocery stores near my house. Here are some of the selections we were able to try:
All of us crazy bloggers couldn’t stop taking pictures of the food. It is so much fun to meet other bloggers that have as much passion in food as I do. The other bloggers that attended were Deb from Jersey Bites, Vanessa from Chefdruck Musings, Alex and Brandon from Food Coma, John and Lisa from John and Lisa are Eating in South Jersey, Melissa from Sable Minded and Robin from Caviar and Codfish. Thank you Deb and thank you Chef E for taking the time to make the day wonderful! I am sure I will be blogging about some Indian recipes in the future.