Please join me for a light, healthy, SPICY dinner on Thursday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-introduction-to-rice-curry-sri-lankan-home-cooking-with-gastronaut-skiz-fernando-bazaar-spices-tickets-26312953753 Continue reading Rice & Curry @ Union Market DC, Thursday, July 21st
If there’s something I love more than cooking Sri Lankan food, it’s showing other people how easy it is to make at home. So, once again, I am returning to the Hill Center in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, to demonstrate how it’s done. The three-hour class is hand-on and immersive, and afterwards I … Continue reading Learn Sri Lankan Home Cooking @ The Hill Center DC on March 28th
My goto spot for Sri Lankan products has long been the friendly, mom-and-pop operation called Spice Lanka located in a Derwood, MD strip mall. There isn’t a thing you can get in Sri Lanka that Spice Lanka does not carry–including hot and fresh “short-eats,” or traditional Sri Lankan snacks, as well as labor intensive … Continue reading Spice Lanka Serving Weekend Sri Lankan Buffet!
I return to The Hill Center on Capitol Hill in DC to do another class on the basics of Sri Lankan cooking. To be honest, I never thought I’d be doing cooking classes in a million years, but it kind of makes sense as this is an extension of my cooking show on Youtube, … Continue reading Rice & Curry 101 @ The Hill Center DC, May 17th
This past week I had the pleasure of participating in 2 events which involved Sri Lankan food. The first, was a Sri Lankan Supper Club in Baltimore–put on by yours truly–at the home of some friends which attracted 30 guests, who have all now been duly baptized in the Church of Rice & Curry. Unfortunately … Continue reading YouAssist Fundraiser in VA — A Rousing Success!!
It’s time, once again, for another rice & curry feast courtesy of yours truly. This time I’m doing it for the home town crowd here in The Wire country aka Bodymore, Murdaland aka just plain Bmore, for those of us who live here. Since I don’t own a restaurant, I’m taking over a friend’s place for … Continue reading Sri Lankan Supper Club — Bmore — April 19th
The well-established Emerge Art Fair takes over the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Southeast DC this weekend, and I’ll be there with my own installation–The Sri Lankan pop up–featuring some good ole, home style rice and curry, Friday through Sunday. As Emerge explores the cutting edge of American art (http://www.emergeartfair.com/), I’ll be showcasing the spices and amazing … Continue reading Rice & Curry @ Emerge Art Fair — Oct. 3-6 in DC!!!
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the picturesque Napa Valley for the CIA’s 15th Annual World’s of Flavor Conference. No, I’m not a spy, and I’m not talking about that CIA, but rather The Culinary Institute of America, one of the country’s most well regarded cooking schools. Each year they assemble top chefs and … Continue reading The 2012 World’s of Flavor Conference, Part 1: Inside the CIA
Oh San Francisco! How I love Thee! In addition to being one of the coolest and most beautiful cities in the country, you are probably tied neck and neck with NYC as the best FOOD city in America. I’ve had so many great meals in you (not to mention all the great wine and beer), … Continue reading The Sri Lankan Supper Club — San Francisco
I often wonder why more people aren’t aware of the delights of Sri Lankan food, and the reason, I believe, has to do with the scarcity of Sri Lankan restaurants in America. In fact, the only stateside Sri Lankan restaurants I know about all happen to be in that fabulous food mecca of New … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: Staten Island Sri Lankan