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Spice of Life

Alamelu Vairavan, a Whitefish Bay resident, is an author and culinary instructor. Alamelu has a passion for educating the public about the use of spices and legumes in preparing healthy and tasty foods. She is also interested in educating the public about the growing research that points to the enormous health benefits of spices in preventing many diseases. Her mission is to enrich people's culinary experience and to inspire them to discover that cooking and sharing healthful foods can be an especially joyful experience.

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Food In a Suitcase

My husband and I went on a memorable and an amazing visit to New York during Dec. 4  through 7 th,  this year.  I had been invited to attend my book publisher George Blagowidow’s  85th birthday in Jamaica Estates, New York. George has been asking me to come to his birthday party in the last few years. Every year at this time, however, I had other plans and was unable to go to New York. So, as early as January 2008, I wrote down in my calendar that I should go to New York to join in George’s birthday celebration this year. Sure enough, George called me again in November to see if I was coming. Upon learning that I was planning to attend his party, he said, “Bravo, we will have a good time, I can’t wait to see you”.  To me, George has been more than a publisher who published three of my cookbooks. He is a wonderful and special person whose warm friendship I have had the good fortune to enjoy.

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