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Mango Culinary Conference
Mango Culinary Conference

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When: Friday, July 9, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Join Madhur Jaffrey, Chef Allen Susser, Chef Norman Van Aken, Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo, Dr. Richard Campbell, Noris Ledesma and others for an event for chefs, mango lovers and culinary professionals. Our experts will discuss and explain the different use of mangos in cuisine. 

From Indian varieties to old Florida favorites, we will have tastings, pairings, demos and more culinary adventures.

Conference Schedule

9:30 a.m.     Registration and Tropical Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m.   Introduction and Welcome
                      Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:15 a.m.  Mango Flavor Profile: India
                      Dr. Richard Campbell, Fairchild Senior Curator of Tropical Fruit
                      Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Curator of Tropical Fruit

11:30 a.m.  East vs. West: The differences in Mango Cuisine
                     Madhur Jaffrey and Andrea Curto-Randazzo

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion
                     Madhur Jaffrey, Allen Susser, Norman Van Aken,
                     Richard Campbell, Moderator

3:30 p.m.    The Fabled Alphonso Mango: Why it Reigns Supreme
                     Indian Mangos: Custom Blends and Export Products
                     Dr. Baskar Savani and Ajit Chiroker

All conference participants are invited to a Mango Preview Reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Garden House

Download a Registration Form

There are limited spaces available. Please contact Annie Stamps at 305.663.8077 or astamps@fairchildgarden.org to check for availability. Onsite registrations will be accepted on a limited basis. 


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