BalSurrey: TD hosted a ‘Behind the Culture’ evening with Bal Arneson, the renowned author , educator, passionate advocate for simple and healthy Indian inspired cooking and host of Spice Goddess. The event was held at the Royal King Palace, Surrey on Thursday evening. Bal spoke about her life in India, life as a new immigrant in Canada many years ago and how she build her food practice here in Canada. The event was well attended. Community members earnestly listened to Bal and learned about her challenging and successful life journey. Originally from a small village in the Punjab, India, Bal, at the age of seven, learned how to cook from her elders over coals in a small clay pit. Since September of 2009 Bal has been hosting a weekly cooking segment broadcast on Global Television in British Columbia.

The talk show styled event had Bal taking questions from Jasmine Tehara, Vice President, Global HR ServicesĀ atĀ TD . At the end of the one on one interaction with Jasmine, Bal answered questions asked by the audience, she even shared a recipe of Eggplant dish on request.