Joslyn chef

Chef Pratik Rayamajhi will be cooking Nepalese food at Joslyn's Cafe Durham.

A Nepalese chef will be cooking at the Joslyn’s Cafe Durham next week as part of the New American Dish project.

Pratik Rayamajhi will be at the museum and plans to feature a signature dish highlighting the flavors of his home country. The meal will be available Tuesday through June 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The events coincide with World Refugee Day, and 10% of the proceeds from the dish will support Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska.

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Rayamajhi is from the Siraha district in southeast Nepal. He received his graduate degree in fine arts from Sir J.J. College in Bombay, India. He has been teaching traditional Mithila folk art painting for more than 20 years; his work was displayed at Joslyn as part of the New American Exchange series in 2017. Pratik and his family arrived in the United States in 2008.

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