His Ladle Love Interviews

Sanjay Jain

His aunt and cookbook author Indu Bokaria says, “Whatever he does, he does it perfectly. He makes the best of sesame laddu and cabbage samosas. He is one of the most creative as well as caring persons I have ever […]

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Organic farming Interview

There are some who believe in re-inventing themselves whatever the stage of life. Commerce graduate-turned-farmer in his retirement period, Deepak Jatkar (61) is one of them. Attending to the organic farm in his hometown Jath, he has taken his passion […]

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Foodie at heart

‘Everything with a twist’ is the mantra with which Vinod Midha enjoys cooking as well as eating. No dish is ever cooked the same way, even dal and sabzi are cooked with a twist- if not the ingredients, then the […]

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Randhir Kashyap

Food Art was the main theme of my this interview. Colour plays a pivotal role in his creativity, whether it is at work or wielding the ladle over his stove. As he visualizes the final colour of the dish, he […]

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Malnad Venkatesh

“Art of observation is the secret; to learn by seeing” is the simple formula of success, says Mr. Venkatesh. Simplicity and hospitality at its best – that is what one experiences on meeting him and his family at their rustic […]

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G. Chandrasekharran

He describes Sirukizhangu (a seasonal root) as having the fragrance of first rain on dry earth. He laughingly informs me that sambar podi is not traditionally used in preparing sambar, but only in kozhumbu. And he gives simple tips such […]

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Suresh2

It was wonderful to see a father and his two daughters interact so passionately over recipes and ingredients. Even though the older daughter resides abroad, the food talk with Appa is part of her daily ritual. The younger one boasts […]

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BG Mathew Taste Maker

Simple and unassuming, this 73 year old retired banker from Kottayam loves cooking! B.G. Mathew especially enjoys whipping up festive meals at Christmas and Onam. He loves to share recipes and enjoys improvising. His simple dictum is: “I cannot eat […]

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Dedicated Memory of a Proud Legacy ~ Suresh Kimtee

‘Dedicated memory’ is the phrase that came to mind when I was speaking with Suresh Kimtee – a 63 year-old Marwari residing in Hyderabad. His family name ‘Kimtee’ is bestowed by none other than the hero of Mewar, Maharana Pratap. […]

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Kulbhushan Khanna - Pathankot

Maximizing the power of ingredients by recognizing the distinct flavour of each one is an art. While cooking, I simply take the ingredients in my masala dabba for granted – cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida feature in most of […]

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Sattvik Sensibility - Narayanan Rao

Sattvik Sensibility is the phrase to describe the meeting with 60 year-old Narayanan Rao and his family. It was an insight into how India’s spiritual heritage has been nurtured by devotees across eons. As a family, they have dedicated their […]

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Kamlesh Patel

He laughingly remembers how his mother would half listen to the radio in the evenings and comment on the sounds and flavours emanating from the kitchen where his father would be cooking away. He has kept the tradition alive with […]

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Mr & Mrs Kalmadi

What happens when a practitioner of Western medicine gets magnetically drawn towards the mystic and mystifying world of Ayurveda and Yoga? In Dr. Prakash Kalmadi’s case, it leads to the evolution of KARE Foundation, a centre for holistic health that […]

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Pratibha Jain with Gautamsa

Rajasthani Hospitality at its best! I have yet to meet anyone to match his ardent and unrelenting passion for food! For the three decades that I have known him, he has been whipping up delicacies and ensuring that perfect taste […]

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K Natarajan

Until his mother passed away, he was the typical Indian man with no role in the kitchen. And then, a chance trial at making of buttermilk brought K Natarajan into the taboo space, and then there has been no looking […]

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Kodubale vegetarian snack

Watching Mr. Sridharan lovingly drop every batch of kodubale into the hot oil, allowing them to turn golden brown was an unforgettable experience. He watched over each batch like a protective parent, as the kodubale sizzled, tossed, somersaulted and finally […]

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