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India’s cultural influences reflect in its cuisine: Chef David Rocco

India’s cultural influences reflect in its cuisine: Chef David Rocco

Having visited India five times in the last three years for a total of 26 weeks, Italian-Canadian chef David Rocco feels that the country is his “second home”. He says it’s interesting how the cultural influences of the country shine through its cuisine. Rocco has explored India as part of a TV show for channel

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Chef Vikas Khanna approached for Hollywood biopic

Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has been approached by a Hollywood studio to make a biopic on his inspiring journey from Amritsar to the US. Officials of the studio are said to have already paid a visit to Amritsar to do a recce of where Khanna grew up. “Yes, it’s true. A Hollywood studio

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Meet India’s ‘Most Admired’ Chef

It is said that if Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is known for his elegant style in dishing out culinary tips on cookery shows, then Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi is known for his exuberance and signature wardrobe. But that observation apart, it is Harpal Singh Sokhi’s fusion of Indian food that has made him a force to

The Bright Star of Moonee Ponds

Chef Sunil Tyagi Growing up in a huge joint family under the wings of a very dynamic father, a landlord and a special magistrate in the plains of Uttar Pradesh, Sunil Tyagi had a privileged life.But a tsunami like flood near the Ganges in the 1950s wiped away acres of land and cattle in a

The Travels & Trials of Chef Nar Bahadur Khatri

Born in picturesque Lumbini in Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Nar Bahadur Khatri Chef/Owner of Indian Mahal Indian Restaurant grew up in a farm household. It was a happy childhood; he loved the green fields, went to the local school and worked hard. But like his two brothers and his other compatriots, going

Chef Sumit Malhotra: True To His Roots

  Growing up in the pink city of India, Sumit Malhotra’s fascination for food began in the lanes and bylanes of Jaipur. From the kulcha seller to the chaat papdi maker to the tandoori chicken wallah, these men dished out the tastiest of food. For Malhotra, now a celebrated chef, the people behind these foods

Chef Feature

The Culinary Adventure of Musharraf In a career spanning forty years, this chef has gone places and showcased Indian food to the world. He has even contributed to menus at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai in the 1970s before he began his journey to Australia. Musharraf, as he is well known, is ensuring

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