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Grandmother Workshop : Bengali Cuisine, "Ashima's Ranna"
La Cocina
San Francisco, CA
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Grandmother Workshop : Bengali Cuisine, "Ashima's Ranna"
this class we will enjoy a superb Bengali feast!  The inspiration for
this class not only comes from our Indian Grandmother's heritage, but
also from Jhumpa Lahiris book, Namesake."

The novel begins with the description of Ashima Ganguli preparing
Jhal Muri, a popular Bengali street food, in her American apartment
with Rice Krispies and Planters peanuts.   In honor of the book we
will prepare Jhal Muri (spicy puffed rice) along with several small
traditional Bengali vegetarian plates including:  Aloo Bhate (spicy
mashed potato), Aloo Posto (Potato with poppy seed), Channa Dal with
raisins and coconut, Sandesh (Bengali Dessert) and Ghee Bhat (Ghee

Our Grandmother for this workshop is Tanushree Bose. "Namesake" is
very close to her heart because it reminds her of the struggle and
accomplishments of her immigrant parents and their strong ties to
Bengali culture. Growing up, every meal was a tribute to Bengali
cuisine. Tanu started cooking regularly after she moved to USA seven
years ago and she improved her cooking mostly by learning from
mistakes and from recipes that her parents gave her over the phone or

Please join us to learn about Bengali cuisine and to savor Jhal Muri
along with four other traditional Bengali vegetarian delicacies.



La Cocina
2948 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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