big news for those interested in india. bruce kraig, president of the chicago culinary historians recently completed another of his tremendously informative shows about world food. his programs called 'hidden mexico' and 'hidden korea' have already been shown on PBS stations around the country. this thursday, august 29, at 8pm, WTTW-channel 11 will broadcast his newest, 'hidden india-the kerala spicelands'. he previewed clips it at our last culinary historians meeting last saturday, and we had some terrific food to go along with it. he also talked about the difficulties filming it. kerala is the southwest corner of india, famous of its spices (first made rich as the home of black pepper). it has an extraordinarily high rate of literacy, low infant mortality and a reputation as the indian province with the least caste and religious problems. all in all, someplace i'd like to visit.
please make a date with your Tv on thursday, or 2:30am friday/saturday and catch this fascinating glimpse into another culture and lifestyle. i hope this will also prompt more chowhounds to attend CHC meetings in the future. joan