Interviews

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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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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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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Secret cuisines sacred rituals vilasi

Today I was on Toginet Radio, along with Jigyasa Giri, on Vilasi’s popular show Secret Cuisines and Sacred Rituals. As is stated on the website, this radio show is “a quest, a place, and a feast. It explores myths, mystique, […]

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Deachi Appachi Grandmother from Coorg

  Cleanliness and beauty are visible in every corner of Mrs. Deachi Appaji’s house, situated amidst the lush greenery of Kodugu district in Coorg. At 86, she is a mother of 3, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 4. She […]

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Doraimmal Grandmother speaks

A grandmother of six and great-grandmother of seven, Mrs. Doraiammal Neelakantan is much loved by friends and family for her warmth and hospitality. As Mrs Chithra Viswanathan, who gave us her introduction, astutely remarked, “Discipline with affection is her success […]

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Subbulakshmi - Tamilian Grandmother Interview

There are many first moments we witness in the lives of those around us – first birthday, first job, first meeting, and now, ever since I have been writing this column about great grannies, I am seeing the excitement about […]

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Champka Venkatraman Granny Interview

She shares quick tips on cooking while passing the tray for the food photography, makes coffee for her husband, taking care to wipe the counter – all at the same time! The Kanjivaram she is wearing seems to represent her […]

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Interview of Culinary expert Chithra - Viswanathan

She listens to her heart while he obeys his mind, she is friendly and energetic while he is reticent and serious, she connects instantly with people while he is happier by himself; she finds joy in the kitchen while he […]

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Interviewing elders - Merle- Kumar Dodhia

He is a Gujarati Jain whose parents are from Kenya, while she is an Anglo Indian from Chennai. A couple who found each other in their thirties and discovered love, security & spirituality in their togetherness, & by breaking barriers […]

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