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New food tour of Harris Park, launching on 8 March 2014
Unknown to many Sydneysiders, Harris Park, located just 23km west of the Sydney CBD, is a bustling village, warmly referred to by locals as “pind” – Little India.
I Ate My Way Through Harris Park, an Indian food tour, is the newest addition to I Ate My Way Through’s series of food events, designed to meet the curiosity of food lovers Sydney-wide. The tour will officially launch on 8 March 2014 and will run once a month.
Tour attendees will explore the depths of Indian cuisine, with all of its unique spices and exotic flavours, this tour will be like no other.
According to the 2011 Census for NSW, around 43% of the total Harris Park population are Indian languages speakers. Along just Wigram Street alone, there are over 18 Indian food-related stores.
The tour is led by passionate Teresa George, co-author of Tastes & Traditions, a cultural cookbook about the South Western Indian state of Kerala. “I Ate My Way Through Harris Park, is about sharing my knowledge on Indian Cuisines and culture, and to showcase what Harris Park has to offer in a truly enjoyable manner that will be hard to forget” says Teresa.
I Ate My Way Through Harris Park, immerses attendees in authentic Indian cuisine. Following Ayurvedic traditions, the day tour will start on a sweet note with samples of Indian sweets such as gulab jamun, rasmali, rasgulla, burfi, and halwa, sure to delight the taste buds. Next, attendees will have the rare opportunity of going behind the scenes at a restaurant kitchen to enjoy a cooking demonstration of dosa and naan being made the traditional way.
From sweet to savoury, attendees will be taken into a local Indian grocer where Teresa will guide attendees down the aisles, exploring a range of everyday Indian food items including fresh and frozen foods, grains, rice, spices, sweets and snacks. After shopping, attendees will get to rest their feet and feast on an authentic Indian feast, including the much loved Indian street food chaat.
At night, Harris Park is magical, fairy lights illuminate the streets and the atmosphere absorbs you. People spill out on the street as they enjoy good food and company, this is where Harris Park really transforms into ‘little India’. Tour attendees who opt to attend the evening tour will get to soak up the magnificent atmosphere as they sample and taste the rich flavours of dishes derived from the northern and southern regions of India, each as unique as the next.
I Ate My Way Through Harris Park, is a half day or evening tour that will help tour attendees discover more than they possibly could on their own, and is an experience like no other. Tours are run monthly and cost $90 per person, which includes plentiful tastings and lunch/dinner.
Visit www.iatemywaythrough.com/events for full details of all I Ate My Way Through food events.
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