NEW COURSE – THAALI

We’re delighted to announce a new course at Loaf – THAALI!

Join Loaf and Haseen from Kings Heath’s Pop Up Dosa for a fantastic Thaali making workshop

Haseen has been bringing fantastic street food from Kerala in the south west of India to the streets of Birmingham for several years now. Starting from a home-cafe in Kings Heath, to guest appearances at markets and takeovers of cafes and pub restaurants, Pop Up Dosa is an integral part of the grassroots food landscape in Birmingham, and for good reason.

During this three hour workshop chef Haseen will teach you the secrets of another Indian speciality – Thaali – popular in India, Nepal, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Singapore.

Thaali is a meal made up of a selection of vegetarian dishes served on a platter. In Kerala it is known as Sadhya (banquet), traditionally served on a banana leaf, often in large quantities, for weddings and other special festivals and celebrations. During a traditional Sadhya food is eaten with the right hand, without cutlery, and people sit cross-legged on mats together.

The idea behind a Thaali is to offer all the 6 different flavours of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, spicy on one single plate. On this hands-on course at Loaf you will learn how to create them all so you can host your own Sadhya celebrations!

Typical dishes include rice, daal, saambar, vegetable stir fries, papad, curd (yoghurt), and chutney or pickle. Rice is conventionally the main dish of the Thaali, and in the authentic presentation-style you will normally find the side dishes and delicacies are placed around the central dish.

Six dishes sounds complex – and a lot to fit into an evening’s course – but with Haseen’s help you’ll be able to manage your time, learn how to multi-task with ease and have a stress-free and fun dinner experience! We can guarantee you won’t go home hungry.

About Loaf courses

This course usually takes place on a weekday evening from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Loaf cookery school on Stirchley High Street in south Birmingham. You’ll feel right at home at Loaf, and everything you learn will set you up for bringing your own kitchen alive.

All refreshments, equipment, recipes and aprons are provided. Use the calendar below to find and book a suitable date and add to your basket, and pay via the checkout. This course is priced £70. We look forward to seeing you soon!

This course is suitable for Vegetarians/Vegans and the ingredients are gluten free. Please email us if you need to know more about the allergens in this course.

To book please visit the course page HERE


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Protect Brum’s Cyclists

Last Monday a cyclist was killed by a lorry on the Pershore Road. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Suzanna Bull, a 32 year old doctor at the Children’s Hospital. 
 
Our shop is on the Pershore Road, several of us live on the Pershore Road and many of us cycle along the Pershore Road every day. This is very close to home.
We want to ensure action is taken to stop this ever happening again. 
 
Last night cyclists and others from Birmingham and surrounding areas met at the University of Birmingham Clock Tower, and proceeded a slow ride en masse, passing the location of the Suzanna’s death – Pershore Road/Edgbaston Road junction – where a candlelit vigil was held. The vigil was in remembrance of Suzanna, the cyclists killed on our roads in recent years and acted as a wake up call / protest to raise awareness of the poor conditions offered to people who want to cycle around Birmingham. 
“The junction where the incident took place has been highlighted on many occasions as potentially deadly for both cyclists and pedestrians yet nothing gets done to change it.”

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/woman-dies-after-pershore-road-13739891

A petition calling for the protection of Birmingham’s cyclists is gaining traction – addressed to Birmingham City Council and the recently formed Transport for West Midlands. The leaders of these organisations Cllr Ian Ward, the WM Mayor Andy Street need to be reminded of the lack of progress their organisations are making toward improving provision for the needs of the most simple and basic transport user groups and the need for positive action now.

A report from 2 years ago showed that 4 Cyclists are injured on Birmingham’s roads on average EVERY day. The Pershore Road was highlighted as having one of the top 3 most dangerous junctions.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/revealed-birminghams-most-dangerous-roads-9501314

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION it means a lot to us.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-killing-birmingham-cyclists

#ProtectBrumCyclists #CyclistsLivesMatter
Wording adapted from the vigil event on facebook.

 


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