Cooking for a Cause

Cooking for a Cause with Cookbook Author, Susheela Raghavan

Join cookbook author, Susheela Raghavan in a private, cooking demonstration and meal at her home to raise awareness and funds in support of young victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia. This cooking demonstration will feature recipes from Susheela’s Malaysian cookbook, entitled, Flavors of Malaysia: A Journey through Time, Tastes, and Traditions. Susheelawill also discuss the use and benefits of spices in Asian cooking (author of Handbook of Spices, Seasonings and Flavorings, 2nd edn, a reference book for Universities, and food and nutrition professionals). A short clip of the Somaly Mam Foundation’s work with victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia (which is part of NYT journalist Nicholas Kristof’s ground-breaking documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” recently aired on PBS) will also be shown at the start of the cooking demonstration.

Menu: Sambal chicken (fragrant tomato and mildly spicy chile based chicken), lime rice, stir fried green beans and carrots, and dhal curry. A beverage and dessert will be included with the meal.

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 13th at 10 am to 1:30 pm.

Venue: Susheela’s home at 575 Forest Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804


Cost: $145 per person, which includes a signed, discounted copy of Susheela’s cookbook, Flavors of Malaysia. Susheela will donate 80% of the proceeds directly to The Somaly Mam Foundation which provides aid and support to the young victims of the sex trafficking in Cambodia. Your support will provide rescue, shelter, education and training to empower these girls. Please visit their website for more information.

Susheela is a food scientist and former Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health. She has also taught chefs and conducted cooking classes and demonstrations at Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), International Culinary Center (formerly French Culinary Institute), Chef Central, and Whole Foods Market’s Culinary Center. She is the creator of a line of spice blends, Taste of Malacca Asian Spice Blends, available at local Whole Foods Markets, Amazon and other stores. You can get more information about Susheela, her spice blends and publications at You can also follow Susheela’s world travels on her new blog, Adventures in Food and Culture at

Contact: Susheela at


Categories: Cambodia


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3 Comments on “Cooking for a Cause”

  1. maria mercedes bejarano
    October 15, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    In this century , we need to focus on good causes to work for ..Bless you friend and your awesome work

  2. maria bejarano
    October 15, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    DEarest Sushee  I wish you a FULL HOUSE for this event ..Bless you and your work  Love and admire you , maria 

  3. October 16, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Thanks Maria…nice to hear from you. Doing little what I can to help! You have to tell me all about your wonderful trip on the Camino de Santiago!

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