Indian-ish, a book dinner
Meet food writer Priya Krishna.
A regular contributor for The New York Times, Bon Appétit and The New Yorker…Priya is heading to frame as a loving tribute to her mother’s “Indian-ish” cooking, with a treasure-trove of spices, vegetables, one-of-a-kind Indian-American recipes and her newly released, very cool cookbook, Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family, named one of the best cookbooks of the spring by Eater, Food & Wine, and New York Magazine.
The book … funny and relatable, is based on Priya’s mother’s adapted recipes from her home in India using American ingredients, while telling the story of her family through food. Her mother’s atypical substitution of feta for paneer and her father’s insistence on only eating homemade yogurt.
Punctuated with candid portraits and original illustrations by acclaimed Desi pop artist Maria Qamar , Indian-ish is laden with pages of Indian-American hybrids that are wildly delicious, practical and clever. Think Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney and Malaysian Ramen.
“I wanted to write a book and explicitly call it an American cookbook and have there be dal chawal, have there be dips, have there be pizza made with roti and noodles seasoned with turmeric and mustard seeds, and not present it as exotic or foreign or other, but just as the food that I grew up with,” Priya shares.
Gather your peeps. And round up your family for an authentic delightful Indian dinner by Priya Krishna at our shared tables.
Sundays at frame are amongst our favorites and we’re beyond looking forward to getting up close and personal with the Krishna family recipes and their many quirks, demystifying everything from ajwain to ghee to sabzi.
Sunday, September 29th
4:00pm and 7:00pm seatings
$55 per person + tax and service fee
A vegetarian option is available at checkout.
Two-hours with Priya Krishna in the frame kitchen creating an Indian dinner and sharing her families stories.
Priya will be signing copies after each seating.
A personally signed copy of Indian-ish; Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family by publisher Houghton Mifflin.
A beverage pairing by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena.
++ a la- carte beer, wine, and frame cocktails.
Tickets on sale now.
What is Frame?
Tucked quietly behind joebar, frame is a revolving creative hub, home to a carefully curated programs of chef residencies and all round awesome experiences.
Chef residencies, Sunday at Nonna’s Dinners, rap battles, art workshops, live acoustic sessions, cocktail pairings, you name it… explore your interests, hone your skills, master a new art craft. meet new friends, share a meal. drink cocktails. No two days here are ever the same. Seasonal, locally sourced and above all delicious, we’ve built our reputation on the food and drink we serve at frame.
We also partner up with a variety of brands on events of all different shapes and sizes, offering up top-notch food and drink and creative in-house production. frame can seat up to 50 guests dining or 80 guests, theater-style.
What are people saying?
“Tried out frame as part of the ‘grandma’s basement series’ with Chef James (Mabel Gray) and Chef John (Grey Ghost). Our Italian Family Dinner was delicious! Enjoyed every course (which kept coming). Best meatballs I’ve ever had!! Love the idea of home Cookin with a little flare, shared Family style with strangers. A wonderful evening!”
What are people saying?
Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press
“The vibe at the Frame dinners also reflected the personalities of the chefs, who were able to interact with guests and offer stories about their food memories while cooking rustic dishes without the same expectations that come with their respective restaurants. The food was predictably great and unpretentious, but the series also highlighted the growing importance of personality and storytelling to the modern dining experience.”