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Theme: World Food Day

Title: Raw Spice

Caption: Nowhere Kitchen is proud to announce its 15th edition, in lieu of the World Food Day celebration earlier this week (16 Oct), featuring esteemed guest speakers Chef Sapna Anand and Raw Chef Yin. Chef Sapna, renowned as the Queen of Spice, is an external chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, Malaysia, and the author of the acclaimed cookbook, New Indian Kitchen. Raw Chef Yin is a distinguished raw food chef and writer, who specializes in creating visually stunning and delectable raw vegan cuisine. The event will delve into the fascinating world of culinary traditions, from the timeless art of spice cooking to the innovative approach of "uncooking" food. Guests will also learn about the latest advancements in raw food preparation and how to combine ancient kitchen practices with modern nutritional knowledge to enhance the quality of their meals. Join us for an unforgettable evening of culinary exploration and inspiration, as we celebrate the joys of food and the diverse cultures that shape our world.

What Is Nowhere Kitchen & How Does It Work? A bunch of like-minded individuals have come together to curate the Nowhere Kitchen experience at temu house.

There's always a great topic during dinner.

There's always great speakers to kick start the discussions.

But, it's also on you.. the audience to be part of this collaborative dinner experience.

We need you to participate in this dinner by bringing a little bit of your pantry leftovers (not a half eaten sandwich please!)

The NK team will document these items and start working their magic in the kitchen. Trust us, they work wonders!

Meanwhile, at the front of house... our speakers will kick start some interesting conversations! And boy have we got a great line up for you this time round!

Chef Sapna Anand queen of spice


Chef Sapna was born in Kerala and raised in Goa. Her passion for food was piqued when she relocated to San Francisco from India, where the dearth of restaurants in their vicinity and missing her mother's cooking necessitated her to start cooking at home.

Over time, Chef Sapna's culinary skills have evolved from scorching food on the grill to becoming a culinary instructor with a published cookbook. Her culinary world expanded upon arriving in Malaysia in 1999, where she began discovering the diverse food culture.

Her love for food led her to enroll in Le Cordon Bleu Bangkok’s Intensive Pastry Programme, where she gained newfound knowledge of western pastries and continues to enlivened time-tested flavors of her Kerala heritage.

She has since shared her daily culinary exploits on her Facebook page, taught cooking classes with @19 Culinary Studio, and hosted Fast Indian Cooking With Sapna on the Asian Food Channel.

Chef Sapna's passion centers around spices - their cultural aspects & disseminating knowledge; working with the Spice Board of India and is developing a line of premium spices with HexaFood, sourcing directly from farmers in India to help support a school of 120 children in Calcutta.

Her first cookbook, New Indian Kitchen, published in 2014, is part of the MPH Masterclass Kitchen series. Chef Sapna currently serves as an external chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, Malaysia.

Raw Chef Yin raw food chef


Raw Chef Yin is a raw vegan chef, educator, bestselling author and TEDx speaker. She holds a law degree but left her jet-setting corporate job to don a chef’s jacket instead. Trained at the world’s leading raw & plant-based culinary academy, she now dedicates her time to helping others make beautiful, delicious raw vegan cuisine.

As a Certified Raw Food Teacher by Karen Knowler International, she is constantly sought after to conduct fun and interactive sessions all over the world including Europe, US, Asia and Australia.

To date, she has produced 27 online vegan cooking courses on ice cream, cheese, tempeh, mooncakes and Asian cuisine. Her raw vegan uncooking courses on Korean, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian and Vietnamese food are truly creative and innovative - some of which may be the first in the world.

Her bilingual print book, Guilt-free Desserts, has been published by Seashore Publishing and made it to Kinokuniya Malaysia's Best Sellers list.

She is the host of Malaysia's first raw vegan uncooking show, VELICIOUS with Raw Chef Yin, and authored Malaysia's first raw vegan cookbook, Raw Vegan Delights: Asian Edition. In 2019, she delivered a TEDx Talk entitled The Transformative Power of Raw Vegan Food at TEDxUSMNibongTebal which currently has 63,000 views.

Her mission is to change the perception that raw vegan food is tasteless and unappetizing.

Date: 21st Oct 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: temu house

Address: 49, Jalan 16/9e, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


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