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Indian Foodways
Appleton, WI

Kamlesh Varma.  Photo by Michael Knoll.Kamlesh was born in Lucknow, India. She taught herself many different traditional Indian dishes after she married. Today, she is regarded as a talented cook. For a program, she could prepare several different Indian dishes. She explains the process and discusses the ingredients she chooses. She is happy to talk about Indian culture and how it relates to the food traditions. Make sure to try two of her specialties - poori and halwa!

Program Formats

A general presentation

An introductory workshop

Best for Ages

Early elementary
Grades K-2, ages 5-7

Upper elementary
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

High School, grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up

Mixed audiences of any age



mileage and material expenses

Program Needs:
Ingredients, a stove, cooking utensils. Is flexible depending on specific program needs.

Weekends and weekday evenings

Past Venues:

  • Fox City's Rotary Multicultural Center
  • Women of the World (WOW) talk
  • Lakeland College class
  • Unitarian Universal Fellowship
  • Many after-school programs

Kamlesh Varma
2275 Tannenbaum Trail
Appleton, WI 54914
920/731-0834 (home)

Best to contact during the evenings by phone or by email.

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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