Upcoming dinners in April:
I am thrilled to announce the launch of
A new series of inter-faith conversations
Thank you for visiting the Khana Commune blog.
That’s a private kitchen/ paladares/ home restaurant, secret underground makan hole whatever….if any of those terms sound familiar to you.
Once in awhile, I fix a date, 18 people send in an RSVP and book tickets, and one fine evening, we all have dinner at my house. I cook home-cooked, genuine Bengali cuisine… with a touch of fusion. My mum cooks too, so there’s alotta mum’s cookin’.
I’ve been running since November 2010, and have hosted over 40 dinners and 800 guests in my home.
Thank you for visiting and if you’re still curious — check out my blog posts and dinner/food photos.
I’ve been a little lazy about blogging lately… but you can read a summary of our 2011 dinners here. Or, read all the awesome newspapers and magazines who have written about us here. or heck, if you feel like some food porn, have a gander through my Facebook photo menu. One of my favourite dinners was the Arab Spring Dinner in London and Singapore, I’m quite proud.
29 years old. Born in Singapore. Of Bangladeshi origin. Lived and worked in London, Cairo and Dhaka. Born and brought up in Singapore, my favourite class in school was Food & Nutrition/ Home Economics. But my love and passion for food truly began when I moved to London at the age of 16. Eight years of living abroad, has cemented the motto, ‘Live to eat’, in me. My passion for food is exercised in various ways, through this supper club, through cooking in my own spare time, poring over cookbooks, researching online recipes to create my own, buying awesome new kitchen gadgets, and traveling and eating and trying out new restaurants all over the world. My curiosity for global cuisine has taken me from Zanzibar to Pyongyang to Sydney.
There is no end game for me in this. In my own small way, I hope to bring a little corner of Bangladesh to Singapore, show off our fabulous cuisine to the world… while dispelling some common stereotypes about an oft-misunderstood country. I don’t wish to one day open my own restaurant, nor start a catering business. I simply love this right now, eating, hosting, and sharing stories with strangers over this universal human love of food — a common passion that breaks all cultural and religious barriers.