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Indian female chef honoured with Michelin star

Indian female chef honoured with Michelin star

Bangkok: Chef Garima Arora, who heads the Bangkok-based Gaa restaurant, has been awarded the prestigious Michelin star. It is being claimed that she is the first Indian woman to get the honour. Feeling proud on receiving the Michelin star, Garima said: “I am humbled that Gaa restaurant has been honoured with it. I am proud of


The infectious culinary charm of MasterChef 2018 winner Sashi Cheliah

For almost 12 years, Sashikumar Cheliah worked with the Singaporean Police Force loving the adrenalin lifestyle associated with being an Elite Police Officer. He was dealing with rescue operations, counter terrorism, kidnappings and high-profile protection in the riot police. In 2011, he moved to Adelaide and took up yet another demanding job – that of

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Celebrity chef Bal says cooking a desirable quality in men

New Delhi: Indian Celebrity chef Aditya Bal says that cooking nowadays is seen as one of the most desirable qualities in men to have. “Men cooking has become not just an accepted idea but cooking is also seen as a desirable quality to have in a man. So men cooking is a really good thing for

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Gordon Ramsay gives vegan food a try

Los Angeles: Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, who is known to criticise a plant-based diet, has decided to give vegan food a shot. Ramsay announced the news on Twitter along with an image of a vegan charred aubergine pizza, reports on April 18. He captioned the image: “Going to give this vegan thing a try. Yes


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