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International Curry Festival in Tampa

It was my first time to the International Curry Festival in Tampa and what a special treat it was! I enjoyed many tasty dishes and met so many wonderful people! There were cooking demonstrations, curry food from around the world, live music and much more.

I was lucky enough to be one of the judges for the Cook Off Competition, along with former NFL player Ian Beckles.

To get more info on the festival and future dates/locations go to

1st place winner was Chef Paul Syms, 2nd place Tarik Farouk, 3rd place Katy


Paul Syms


Paul Syms

Tarik Farouk

Tarik Farouk



Tarik Farouk

Tarik Farouk

Tarik Farouk

Tarik Farouk

Sambar in Culver City

Sambar’s Indian cuisine is a great addition to Culver City! Chef/Owner Akasha Richmond has introduced traditional flavors and new twists to the menu!

Yes, it is the same owner as Akasha located a few doors away!

Open for lunch & dinner and Happy Hour 4-7pm

We started outwith a tasting the following Cocktails….

Sacred Row
sloane’s gin, yogurt & apricot liquer, lemon, honey, egg white, saffron bitters, pistachio crumble (I am usually not a cocktail girl, but I really liked this drink. It enhanced the flavors of the dishes we had!)

The Maharaja
rye, kummel combier, carrot syrup, beet shrub, lemon juice

old monk rum, banana liqueur, pineapple, cocnut water, jaggery, lime, sambar bitters

Street Food & Snacks:
Sevpuri Chaat – teff puris, green mango, avocado, red onion, pomegranate-mint chutney, tamarind chutney, sev

Quinoa Pancake (uttapam) & Sambar 8 – red onion & tomato chutney, hempseed chutney, sesame gunpowder

Kati Rolls:
Pork Shoulder Vindaloo Kati – malabar hot sauce, mango chutney

Thali Rolls:
The Yogi – punjabi mama greens, zucchini kofta with cashew, tomato & saffron sauce

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Curry Sweet Potato Pizza

Curry Sweet Potato Pizza

A very different kind of pizza!!! It was so tasty!
I was at a birthday party recently that had the food catered. Everything was so unique. Nothing i had ever had before. Interesting combinations.
One of the other pizza’s they had was blackberry jam/Ricotta cheese. I had to try it. So glad i did!!!


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