Thursday, May 20, 2010

Strawberry Festival

For the last few weeks, I have been talking about Strawberry Festival. Finally, the moment arrived last Sunday, May 16th.

Talking to the enthusiastic audience about health benefits of spices. Not many people are familiar with Indian food.

I prepared a zillion strawberries to make Strawberry ChutneyStrawberry Lassi and Strawberry Green Salad with Ginger-Cumin Dressing.

I made lots of strawberry chutney and gave out samples. It was a big hit at the festival.

 Here I am with the Strawberry Festival chairperson, Angela Lopez.

Signed a few books. 

 Chatted with a few fans.

 I had lunch with my family at the VIP lounge.

The festival was filled with a zillion people. 

Entertainment for everyone. 

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

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  1. Thanks for sharing your special day at the festival! Your chutney sounds so good. Wonderful post.

  2. That chutney looks so good. You have a very lovely family, Komali...thank you for sharing so much with us.

  3. The festival looks like fun, and I copied the chutney recipe-thanks!

  4. Komali, that looks like it was a very good day for you and your book. Yesterday I made your salad recipe again, but used instead of strawberries frest Thai mango. Was also delicious.
    Greetings, Johanna

  5. Great photos - looks like it was a wonderful day!


  6. Oh what a lovely day!! Wish I was near by... Great pics... I never knew sooo many indian varieties could come off strawberries... wow!

  7. Ooooh! So happy to "meet" you and your blog...the strawberries look luscious. Looks like a wonderful time!