Demonstrations

With more and more people interested in learning about Indian cuisine, Bini conducts talks and demonstrations to educate budding cooks about the techniques used in traditional Gujarati Indian cookery.
With over thirty years of cooking knowledge, she is able to talk through the journey of the various spices and their uses, clearly explain every process during the live cookery demonstration; also giving hints and tips throughout. There are always tasters on offer after the demonstration.

For further information contact bini@sweetcumin.co.uk or call 01173 25 22 05 / 07961320193.
Events conducted in 2017

March

Firenza Kitchens Demo and Evening Session in conjunction with Neff   Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March 2017  – Free event and limited spaces book early  http://www.firenzaltd.co.uk/

Tasting sessions Trading Post Ilminster, Somerset http://www.tradepost.plus.com/  Friday 3rd March 11.30-1pm

Curry night at Litton Village Hall (booking essential) – Friday 17th March 2017 7.30pm  £20 per head Liz Wire 01761 241072 liz@dasnves.co.uk

Shops at Dartingtons, Devon. Wednesday 22nd March 11.30-2pm  http://www.shopsatdartington.co.uk/

FSB Womens Taskforce Thursday 30th March – Stourhead (Somerset and Wiltshire)  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-business-afternoon-tea-at-stourhead-120-300317-tickets-30327262659

April

Wellow Village Curry Night and Demonstration Friday 28th April 2017 – timings tbc

May

The Foods and Drink Show Malvern Three Counties show ground – Wednesday 3rd May – Thursday 4th May 2017 – Trade show

FSB Celebration of Women in Business Event – 16th May – Newquay – www.fsb.org.uk/cornwall

 

more event to follow in 2017

 

WI Wells – May 2012

WI Speaks Audition Timsbury November 2012

Redfield Road Wives Group – Midsomer Norton- November 2012

WI High Littleton Dec 2012

Demonstrations in 2013

WI Litton January 2013

WI Litton Ladies later attended a cookery class

WI East Harptree WI January 2013

Montague Inn, Shepton Montague February 2013

WI Strawberry Line (Cranmore WI) February 2013

‘Hi Bini!  Thank you so much again for coming – it was a brilliant night and everyone thought you were lovely. Your talk was fascinating – I loved hearing about your family history and the different regional foods of India – plus the demo was fab. I have made your No Butter Chicken with my spice pack and have been eating it all weekend – YUM!’ -  Cobi x

Media coverage click here

WI Stanton Drew March 2013

‘Dear Bini  -Thank you again for such an excellent demo yesterday. You will have been aware of the warm response you generated and the enthusiasm which greeted your sales table, and I do hope that further support for your business will emerge over future months.  From the Stanton Drew Committee’s point of view it was a highly successful evening. I look forward to seeing the television programme and hope the career really takes off – we can then swank that we knew you when you were just starting out.  Personally I think you have all the charm and expertise needed and wish you well. – Raynor’

 

WI Temple Cloud June 2013

I had such a lovely evening, in the warmth, outside, in a beautiful setting in Temple Cloud. The ladies enjoyed the demo and as the smell continued to drift throughout the garden they were beginning to get a little hungry. I was pleased to see that all the ladies sampled the foods and were happy with the result.

Foodies Festival Bristol July 2013

I was given an opportunity to demonstrate at the Bristol Foodies Festival. It was an amazing experience and with a 45 minutes time line I showcased my matar paneer recipe, how to cook the perfect rice and how to make chappatis from scratch. It went down very well and the seats filled up throughout the demo. A round of applause from the guests made me feel satisfied fulfilled.

 

 

WI Weston Super Mare July 2013

A beautiful building at Weston Super Mare Museum with its street like interior it was airy and bright. The ladies flocked to their seats and I was able to give them a talk and demonstration of my Moghul chicken. They were later given two samples to try and were extremely popular. Enjoy the summer holiday ladies and happy cooking.

 

WI Binegar August 2013

I was also fortunate to attend a WI meeting in Binegar The main theme of the meeting was India  as ACWW the Associated Country Women of the World have a conference in India at the end of September.  I was asked to conduct a talk and demonstration of a dish and I cooked my Moghul chicken dish to showcase how easy it is to prepare and make a delicious curry. There were 60 ladies who attended and meeting and I thoroughly enjoyed their company. I was lucky to go first and during the break talk through my spices and combinations. I was inundated with questions. During the lunch break I was able to showcase my samosa with a sweet tamarind sauce. This complemented the snack. I was also asked to make a delicious sweet made from carrots, sugar and cream; it is infused with cardamom and almonds, topped with pistachios. Gajar Halwa is a delicious sweet eaten after a spicy meal.

Testimonials:

‘Dear Bini – thank you for a really fascinating talk at Binegar yesterday.  We all really enjoyed it.  Our chicken curry tea was delicious – yummy.  Have had several lovely comments about your visit’. Cheers for now Eileen

Hello Bini, Congratulations on your superb presentation today and the excellent tastes in the samples you made for us.  Valerie and I really enjoyed the day – thank you for your contribution. George and Valerie.

 

Chew Valley Tangent September 2013

It was a pleasure to meet the ladies of the Chew Valley Tangent and they sampled the Moghul Chicken curry and Delhi Matar Paneer. Great session and fun.

‘It was a good interesting evening enjoyed by all’  Many thanks  Christine

 

WI Radstock and Saltford WI September2013

 

I was asked to visit tow local WI groups this month and I met some familiar friends who I hadn’t seen for many years ( Ramblers group). I moved to Somerset just over 10 years ago and it was lovely to catch up with my friends who helped me settle in the area. I was pleased to see a good turn out and the groups were also happy that guests had come especially to hear about my talk. Both evenings were a success and I was able to share my news with the members about achieving GOLD in the taste of the west awards. Happy times.

Below are some testimonials that I was given by the ladies:-

‘What a wonderful treat it is to have someone come and cook a lovely traditional Indian dish and or us to taste it’ – Sandra Radstock WI

‘A lovely relaxed evening for our members – great tastes and tips – lots to think about – out of the ordinary – I feel  we’ve made a friend’ – Sue Radstock WI
‘A great evening – informative and also put over in an interesting and entertaining way. Even if you weren’t interested in cooking you were still engaged by excellent delivery and the personal memories of Bini ‘- Lindsey Saltford WI
‘It was all beautifully clear and the samples were wonderful. Have take a curry home as well’ – Jo Saltford WI
‘An excellent evening, I’ve learnt a lot in a very short time’ – Janice Salford WI

‘Hi Bini, A huge thank you for Monday night. Everyone enjoyed themselves. I would be very interested in coming along with my husband to a day school in the New Year probably and I will keep an eye on your website. Before that I will be in touch about some spice packs and take away dishes. Life is hectic, but that’s good. Best wishes for more success for the coming months’.  – Sue and everyone at Radstock WI.

Demonstrations in 2014

WI Dunkerton February 2014

WI East Harptree March 2014

WI Kilmersdon March 2014

WI Westbury March 2014

WI Stockwood April 2014

WI Timsbury May 2014

WI Frome May 2014

WI Whitchurch May 2014

Intoto kitchen Exeter May 2014

Chilcompton Ladies Group June 2014

WI Chew Magna June  2014

WI Nailsea June 2014

WI Temple Cloud July 2014

Nottingham Food Festival, Wollaton Park, Nottingham  http://nottinghamfoodfestival.co.uk/

Bath Chilli Festival September 2014 Bath University

MC Academy Demo and teaching October 2014

Bath Coeliac Group October 2014

Newton Park Farm Shop October 2014

 Great Bath Feast 2014
 

Wednesday 8th October, 7pm – 9pm

Bini Ludlow of award-winning Sweet Cumin (Taste of the West Gold 2014), specializes in authentic Indian home cooking, and runs classes at her cookery school in Somerset.

“Warming dishes for cold nights”

Bini will show you how to make traditional dishes such as Moghul chicken, Sambaro, rabbit and pork meat balls and chapattis.

 Venue: Newton Park Farm Shop, Newton Farm, Newton St Loe, Bath. BA2 9BT

Prices:  Evening events are £15. each and includes; demonstration, a glass of wine or soft drink and tastings of dishes demonstrated.

 

 


 

Great Bath Feast October 2014  at the Pavilion

WI Chew Stoke October 2014

Cook it @Frogmary December 2014

 

Demonstrations in 2015

Longwell Green WI Feb 2015

Blagdon WI March 2005

British Heart Foundation – March 2015 over £530 raised for the charity

Red catch Bristol April 2015

Midsomer Norton Lions Club April 2015

BOS Food Festival 23rd May 2015- 1pm

Hartley Farm Shop 8th July -7.30pm – with tastings

Chew Stoke Harvest Saturday 5th September

Bath Chilli Festival Saturday 26th September – University of Bath

Wells Food Festival Sunday 11th October – Wells

Whiterow Farm Shop – tastings on offer Friday 16th October 2015 from 11am – 3pm

Peasdown St John WI – Wednesday 28th October

Burnham on Sea food festival – 1pm Saturday 31st October 2015 – Baptist Church.

Chewton Mendip Christmas Fair 14th November

Whiterow Farm Shop – Christmas event – Thursday 3rd December 3-8pm

Chew Magna – Saturday 5th December – village hall

 2016 – Tastings and/or Demonstrations

Tastings Darts Farm Village Friday 22nd July – 11.30am-3pm

Dolphin Centre – Poole Food Festival – Saturday 30th July from 11.30am

Tasting at Deli at Dartmouth – Friday 12th August 11.30am-1.30pm

Chew Stoke Harvest Home – http://www.chewstokeharvesthome.org.uk/

Demo Neston Farm shop – Thursday 29th September 7pm http://www.nestonfarmshop.co.uk/events/food-demonstration-with-bini-ludlow/

Demo Timsbury Food Festival – Saturday 17th September

Demo Fussels Fine Foods Cookery demonstration - Wednesday  5th October 7pm https://www.fusselsfinefoods.co.uk/shop/authentic-indian-home-cooking

Tastings and Demo Wells Food Festival Sunday 9th October from 10am-4pm

Tastings Darts Farm Village Saturday15th October – 11.30am-3pm

more to come …