#Foodventures – Experiments With Food

Love For Food!

Love For Food!

Some eat to live, some live to eat but we love to eat.

 I grew up with this thought about food.

As long as we were grateful to have food on our plates and never wasted what was given to us, we were allowed to experiment with our food. While I loved fried fish and steamed rice, my brother enjoyed prawns between two slices of white bread. Those were the old days and the little experiments we did with food were restricted to the choices available.

When I moved cities for education and then to settle down, the food lover in me also found more and more ways to combine two different flavors and relish the outcome. Vodka-puri (just like pani puri but filled with vodka instead of sweet-tangy puri), the hot chocolate fudge, peanut stuffed chicken, molten choco lava cake, cheese burst pizzas, gulkand stuffed kaju roll or the recent ice cream cake – what are all these? Adventures with food. Isn’t it?

Food is sustenance but it is also a delight. What was on the dining table is now on smart phones in a virtual way. Social media these days is abuzz with photos of food from various parts of the world or one dish prepared in many ways from across geographies. Food is flexible and lets you mold it the way you want.

When we cook to feed family or ourselves, we don’t pay much attention to the trend or new stories in making. When I came across this video, I was excited to see that India’s two well-known food lovers, Vikas Khanna & Vir Sanghvi are willing to bring interesting stories about their food adventures via a new initiative.

Imagine what that means!

Food lovers like you and me will get to hear Vir talk to chefs around the world about their food adventures. Combinations of food we wouldn’t have heard before. Not just that, Vikas will share recipes and we can turn our kitchen into mini labs where we could try out these tips and techniques of combining sweet and salty.

Together they will also pick their favorite #Foodventures from entries that they will receive from the audience.

Experiments with food now can move out from your kitchen to the TV screen. So, what are you waiting for? Put on your white chef hats and don that apron lying in your closet. Bring out the food connoisseur in you. Experiment, try out tastes, combine cultures and get ready for something that has never happened before.

22 Responses

  1. NJ says:

    Wow parul thanks for introducing us to this food venture site 🙂 It’s really awesome 🙂 And keep bringing your food experiments over here 🙂

  2. The foodie I am, I love experimenting with food and trying local cuisines whenever I visit a new city or country. Vodka pani-puri is widely available in Mumbai. Its yummy.

  3. dNambiar says:

    That sounds like fun. I love doing experiments in the kitchen, every now and then although cooking is not what I love the most. But wait — did you say Vodka- puri? So damn cool, that sounds. I’m getting ideas now. 😉

  4. Alok Singhal says:

    This must be awesome to do, and learn something new too. Good luck with the new hat ☺️

  5. nabanita says:

    Oh God! You know what Parul? I love , love and love to eat good food but I hate cooking…So, while I can experiment with eating different kinds of food, cooking is really more a compulsion than a pleasure.. Unless of course there are those off days 😀

  6. Aseem says:

    Ok now this post reminds me that I need to cook lunch immediately. It’s about time ;). Vodka puri – Whoa! Now that sounds interesting :P.

  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    Food adventures…. well, that’s middle name of my hubby. He loves experimenting with food in kitchen and his experiments are mostly amazing and awesome. Once he added egg yolk in rice kheer!! What’s those in the plate… the round tikkis, I mean!?

  8. definitely sounds like something worth trying out for… especially with the infinite varieties and permutations & combinations of Indian dishes, ranging from every corner of the country. Surely we should be able to make something unique, right 🙂

  9. rajlakshmi says:

    I have never tried vodka-pure … it sounds so fun and awesome… probably I could try some wine puri 😛 I love food and keep experimenting with different cuisines… specially the recipes for a lazy dinner. Indian food is quite popular here, people love most of the indian chicken dishes.
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  10. Geets says:

    All those names you’ve mentioned, looks like I’m feeling hungry. I am fond of eating, mind you, only eating! But my husband, he loves cooking.. and when he’s in the kitchen, I am his assistant, and it’s always so much fun that ways!


  11. Lata says:

    Parul, your love for food comes through here. Enjoyed reading because of that. Otherwise I am afraid I am one of those boring eat to live people:)

  12. Esha says:

    Very interesting! Would love to follow and see what all they come up with in the show! We love food…although I can’t call myself a foodie as I am quite picky about what I eat, but love to cook something special every once in a while (nothing elaborate though) 🙂

  13. Aditi says:

    My husband and I are foodies too. We love to try out new cuisines and most of our travel itineraries are planned around food 😉
    Not much of a cook though, our kitchen is an experimental lab and mostly what comes out is a decent dish.
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  14. SHILPA GUPTE says:

    Yum, vodka-filled pani puri! Loved this idea, and am going to try it! 🙂

  15. Vidya Sury says:

    Experimenting with food is fun. I grew up in a joint family where we had the privilege of an always busy kitchen and we had fun during the weekends dreaming up interesting recipes. What lovely days they were! All my uncles cooked and took over the kitchen on holidays. Now, as a diabetic, I am having even more fun trying to make my diet interesting. Vodka puri. Hmm 🙂 Thumbs up for you there!
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  16. Madhavi says:

    Ooo..yeah..certainly it is!!! And let me tell you Vodka puri idea sounds vowwww!!!

  17. My husband and I are foodies too. I love to try out new dishes mostly after I’ve tasted them someplace else or thought them up in my head. Not much of a recipe follower – just get the general idea and make it up as I go. But I like things to be simple – easy to get ingredients and easy process.
    PS: I’m so curious about what’s in those plates.

  18. I am always excited to try something different, but at the same time I am quite finicky about whether I’ll like it or not.

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