Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cooking Class Table

Last weekend, I had a cooking class for a bunch of enthusiastic and adventurous people. The menu's theme was entertaining from pantry staples. As I was getting ready for the class, my daughter set the table for the students.

 Often, Indian people eat food with the right hand and the left hand is reserved for drinking water and passing the food around. Hence, the water glass was set to the left.

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

I am joining  Tablescape Thursday, No Minimalist Here, Show and tell, French Country Cottage  and Pink Saturday .


  1. Very the polka dots.

  2. I am always so happy to read your blog and learn a little about the Indian culture. Thank you! Your daughter did a fabulous job, and the florals down the center of the table are incredible!

  3. Wonderful table, lıve the polka dots and the flowers, thank you for sharing.

    Lots of love,

    Karin Şen Cankan

  4. Love to hear about the customs of your culture. What a lovely setting with the different bouquets all in a row.

  5. Your daughter did a lovely job setting the table. I'll have to check out your blog now that I've found you.

    Thank you for sharing with us today.


  6. Boy, I'd be in trouble being a lefty at your table. Love the plates and your whole table looks summery and fresh. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful setting.

    Happy PS weekend.
    TTFN ~

  8. What a pretty, colorful table!! I love the polka dot plates! You always have the loveliest things to decorate your table scapes with...and I enjoy learning about your culture..the colors,
    customs, foods and fashions!!
    Have a fun weekend!! Francy

  9. WOW, you and your daughter sure know how to entertain in style! Happy PS.

  10. What a lovely table setting...I love the dots, I have similar plates in black and white. Love the colors! Happy PS!

  11. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the polka dots - especially the lavender ones !

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. love those polka dot dishes!
    Happy Pink Saturday :)

  13. Festive tablescape...
    and fun to know why the glass was on the left.
    Have a pinkishly beautiful day