Sharmini’s Inspirational Indian Cuisine

picture of sharmini thomasSharmini Thomas, from Kerala (God’s own country), is now settled in York (God’s own county) has been teaching Indian cuisine for the City of York Council for the past 20 years.

Indian cooking is an art handed down from generation to generation in India. Now Sharmini wants to share her knowledge with you and turn you into a culinary expert. She also provides a deep understanding of the origin and health benefits of spices – something so often overlooked by experts. Her pleasant and calm nature also makes you feel at ease which is useful, as the complexities of Indian cuisine can be quite daunting to the novice.

At the York Food and Drink Festival, she is a presenter and a judge. Her presentations are great fun to attend with an opportunity to learn new skills to create healthy and delicious Indian dishes using locally sourced produce.

Already well known in York, Sharmini has won the ‘Yorkshire Vision Curry Contest’ through public vote against several reputable York curry houses. She also delivers cookery demonstrations on Radio York. Her latest recipes are featured on ‘YouTube’ and are being developed further.

In addition, Sharmini provides team building events to Corporate clients through the ‘medium’ of cooking; client networking events; hands-on cookery workshops. Sharmini (a Science and Engineering Ambassador) supports the Science curriculum in schools, where she highlights the scientific elements of Food and Cooking. Her workshops cater to ages 5 through to 16 and provide an oasis for the senses. Students experience the colours, touch and smell of exotic fruits, vegetables and spices, and taste the delicious dishes and drinks that she makes with them.


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