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Spice cube offers valuable lesson


Tyneside children were treated to a true taste of India when lessons moved out of the classroom and into a top Newcastle city centre restaurant. Almost 150 children aged between three and nine were guests at The Spice Cube restaurant in The Gate area, when chefs gave culinary demonstra- tions before cooking up a meal for the youngsters to try for themselves.


The students from St Michael’s RC Primary School in Elswick and Stephenson Memorial Primary School in Wallsend vis- ited the restaurant as part of their studies into the world and its many cultures. Chef Ram Trivedi at The Spice Cube car- ried out table-side demonstrations of the spices and cook- ing methods he uses to recreate the taste of India and even shared one or two of his secret recipes so the children could make their own dishes at home.


Emma Overton, deputy head teacher at Stephenson Memorial School, said: “For many of the children, visiting an Indian restaurant was a new experience and they were really excited to learn about the cuisine and to try it. They were very open-minded and adventurous, trying lots of different dishes and experiencing new flavours which they really enjoyed. It was great to see them broadening their palates and getting excited about new, healthy food.


Jalf Ali, director of The Spice Cube, said educating young people about the benefits of Indian cooking is a subject he is keen to pursue. He added: “Children and parents can some- times worry that Indian food is too spicy for them and we love to show them that there is so much more to our cuisine than just heat. There is a whole spectrum of flavours and styles of cuisine to suit every palate and the best thing about Indian food is that it can be incredibly healthy as well as tasty.”


Spice Business Magazine 31 August | September 2010


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