The ArtsCenter Photoblog

September 22, 2009

ArtSchool Class: Indian Cooking

Filed under: ArtSchool — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 9:26 pm

I got to go to Rani Imandi’s Indian Cooking class tonight at the Century Center! The group made dosa, a south Indian dish, with sambaar (a soup), coconut chutney, potato curry, lemon rice, idli (a cake made with dal) and rice pudding. It was delicious!

–Lisa

Students cook their dinner dishes in small groups.

Students cook their dinner dishes in small groups.

Ingredients sit on a countertop before the cooking begins.

Ingredients sit on a countertop before the cooking begins.

A student chops up an onion to make potato curry.

A student chops up an onion to make potato curry.

Marie Joe Saunders puts stirs the ingredients for coconut chutney in a blender.

Marie Joe Saunders puts stirs the ingredients for coconut chutney in a blender.

Kourtney Davis, Rachel DiSantostefano and Melissa Bailey share a laugh while they wait for their potatoes to cook while making potato curry.

Kourtney Davis, Rachel DiSantostefano and Melissa Bailey share a laugh while they wait for their potatoes to cook while making potato curry.

Onions and spices for potato curry cook in a pan.

Onions and spices for potato curry cook in a pan.

Mary Jacques and Shannon Gigliotti add ingredients from a mortar and pestle into their rice pudding.

Mary Jacques and Shannon Gigliotti add an ingredient to their rice pudding.

Students and teacher Rani Imandi, center, cook a south Indian dinner.

Students and teacher Rani Imandi, center, cook a south Indian dinner.

Indian dishes sit in their pans right before students dug in. From left: dosa, flat wide and pancake-like; rice pudding with nuts; potato curry that will be rolled in the dosa.

Indian dishes sit in their pans right before students dug in. From left: dosa, flat wide and pancake-like; rice pudding with nuts; potato curry that will be rolled in the dosa.

Rani Imandi folds up the sides of a dosa around a potato curry filling.

Rani Imandi folds up the sides of a dosa around a potato curry filling.

Carolyn Sartor smiles with a bite of rice pudding.

Carolyn Sartor smiles with a bite of rice pudding.

Mary Jacques readies a bite of dosa frm her plate full of south Indian food.

Mary Jacques readies a bite of dosa frm her plate full of south Indian food.

Skip Ryan takes a bite of her Indian food!

Skip Ryan takes a bite of her Indian food!

September 20, 2009

Carrboro Music Festival: Bored Before 3:00


I’m going to be doing semi-live coverage today of the bands playing at the ArtsCenter as part of the Carrboro Music Festival today, and I’m super excited about it! I’ve set up camp in the ArtsCenter and I’ll be updating this thing band by band (as time allows).

I was so excited about this festival that I accidentally got to the ArtsCenter three hours before any bands started performing. Oops. Following this are some shots I took while wandering around the rest of the festival!

ArtsCenter bands start at 3:00 with the Magnolia Klezmer Band (they play “old time Jewish party music,” I’m intrigued) in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater and Gypsy Town (“original ‘southern California style’ folk-rock”) in the West End Theater. Here’s a full schedule!

–Lisa

The sisters of Chocolate Martini Therapy perform in the upstairs bar area of the Armadillo Grill.

The sisters of Chocolate Martini Therapy perform in the upstairs bar area of the Armadillo Grill.

Two members of the 5-piece Afternoon Napsters perform their roots music on the WCOM-FM outdoor stage.

Two members of the 5-piece Afternoon Napsters perform their roots music on the WCOM-FM outdoor stage.

The guitarist/pianist of Lucky's Starlight Lounge jazz duo performs in the Century Center.

The guitarist/pianist of Lucky's Starlight Lounge jazz duo performs in the Century Center.

The singer/saxophone player of Lucky's Starlight Lounge sings during the duo's performance.

The singer/saxophone player of Lucky's Starlight Lounge sings during the duo's performance.

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