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October 10, 2019

Chef Heena Patel will present Recipes from La Cocina's Cookbook at the National Press Club, Washington DC.

National Press Club, Washington

National Press Club, Washington

Photo: Heena Patel, an alumna of San Francisco’s acclaimed incubator kitchen “La Cocina” to host multi-course dinner at the Fourth Estate restaurant, National Press Club, Washington DC, October 23. Incubator kitchen’s recently published book, “ We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream,” includes Patel’s recipes.

Washington, DC, October 8, 2019 — The National Press Club will welcome chef Heena Patel, one of the many success stories to emerge from San Francisco’s acclaimed small-business incubator La Cocina, at a multi-course dinner celebrating Indian food from the Gujarat region at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23.

Incubator kitchen’s recently published book, “We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream,” includes Patel’s recipes. The cookbook contains 75 recipes from more than 40 of La Cocina’s successful alumni.

Heena initially hoped to develop a mobile food and catering business. However, La Cocina, a small business, food-industry incubator established in the 1990s in San Francisco’s Mission District, helped Patel start her business. La Cocina assists primarily immigrant women to build self-sufficient enterprises.

Heena will guide diners through the intricacies of the Gujarati food of western India, the “Thali” or arranged foods full of tastes. Scroll to the bottom to see the full menu.

Heena’s recipes are also on daily display at her successful restaurant in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.

The multi-course dinner is for the National Press Club members. However, non-members, single as well as couples, are also allowed. Non-members would have to buy tickets. A ticket includes a copy of the “We are La Cocina” cookbook.

The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres (Appetizers). Each course will be paired with appropriately matched drinks.

• Menu


— The editor is a member of the National Press Club.


- UPDATE from NPC -

• Journalist Aarti Tikoo Discusses Situation in Kashmir at National Press Club.

National Press Club Event

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2019 — On Thursday, October 24th, an Indian American Organization hosted award-winning journalist Aarti Tikoo, Assistant Senior Editor, Times of India (New Delhi), at the National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, for a discussion entitled “Locked Down or Liberated? The Story of Kashmir”.

Tikoo had reported on and from the region for nearly two decades, most recently from inside the Kashmir Valley since August 5th, when the government repealed Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution.

• Ms. Tikoo was invited to Capitol Hill this week as a witness at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on ‘Human Rights in South Asia’ where she provided eye-witness testimony about the situation in Kashmir to Members of Congress.

With over 18 years of experience in conflict-reporting and analysis, she has broken some of the biggest news stories and exclusive interviews on Kashmir. In addition to her reporting credentials, Tikoo has a strong background in foreign and security policy combined with on-the-ground knowledge.

Proficient in print, online, multi-media, and social media technologies, she writes on a wide range of issues concerning politics, economics, violence, and international relations.

Previously, Tikoo worked with other major national publications in India and has written opinion pieces in various national and international newspapers. She holds two Masters degrees in Political Science and English from the University of Jammu, as well as a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. During her time in New York, she worked briefly at Columbia University, the United Nations, and the BBC.

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