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Title: PEM presents: Actress & Author Madhur Jaffrey

Location: Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, MA

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Description: The Peabody Essex Museum of Salem presents award-winning actress and best-selling author Madhur Jaffrey at the PEM Morse Auditorium, Saturday & Sunday, April 4th-5th, 2009 at 2:30pm.

Regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress and best-selling cookbook author. Her classic first book, An Invitation to Indian Cooking, was published by Knopf in 1973, and she has been the host of a series, Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery for BBC television. She has appeared in more than 20 films, including Merchant Ivory’s Heat and Dust, and written more than 15 books. She won James Beard Awards in 1982, 1994, 2000, 2002, and 2004.

Ms. Jaffrey will speak about her recent book titled Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India (2006) as part of Sensational India! ? a weekend-long festival of Indian music, dance, visual art and cuisine at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Tickets are included in museum admission, but must be reserved by April 3rd, 2009.

A book signing will follow the lecture. The program was made possible by the George Swinnerton Parker Memorial Lecture Fund.

For ticket reservations or more information, please call: (978) 745-9500 ext. 3011, or visit:

Start Date: 2009-04-04

Start Time: 14:30

End Date: 2009-04-05