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Java Hemmat and Karla Ruiz create a Persian-Mexican lunch

  • Nashville Farmers' Market | Grow Local Kitchen 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd Nashville, TN, 37208 United States (map)

Java Hemmat and Karla Ruiz, both featured in the Dirty Pages exhibit — and both food entrepreneurs, cooking out of Conexión Américas' Mesa Komal kitchen — have created an extraordinary lunch that draws from and blends their respective cultures and food traditions.



Achiote de Pollo
richly marinated chicken in fragrant cumin and fresh herbs, folded in banana leaves and inspired by Mexican Mayan cuisine

Persian Saffron Rice
aromatic and fragrant rice, brightly woven with saffron

Spring Salad
Local robust tomatoes with crispy cucumbers and a minty surprise


Hummus Chick Chi
cardamom and rose water gluten-free cookies

Karla's Catering
guavs pulp empanada


Lemon Grass Honey Tea

Earlier Event: March 24
Karla Ruiz demos her tamales
Later Event: April 16
A Dirty Pages Community Potluck