#Foodventures – Experiments With 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.