Nicole Taylor explores Indian cuisine with chef Peter Beck of Benares on this week’s episode of Hot Grease! Nicole starts off the show talking about foodie April Fool’s jokes, as well as her recent recipe featured on Design*Sponge. Later, Nicole and Peter talk about different regions in India, and how the cuisines are affected by geography. How does religion also influence Indian food? Hear how Peter uses spices in his cooking to differentiate it from ‘fast food’ Indian. Peter has cooked all over the world; hear about some of his experiences teaching Indian cooking in London. Listen in to hear some of the dishes from Benares that Nicole loved, and hear Peter explain some of the cooking techniques used to make them! Thanks to our sponsor, Whole Foods, and thanks to The California Honeydrops for today’s music!

“In many Indian restaurants, people don’t focus on the seafood, and that surprises me a lot because seafood is eaten very commonly in India.” [22:55]

Peter Beck on Hot Grease