This month, Delhi stood witness to the grand launch of India’s first Ayurveda-based Chef’s Retreat, Healing Recipes–Back to Roots, hosted by The Ayurvedic Healing Village in Palakkad, Kerala.
Ace chef Manjit Singh Gill and Jt. Managing Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group, Mrs Gita Ramesh, have piloted the initiative. To endorse the inaugural season, expert chefs such as Mexican expert Chef Vikas Seth, progressive cuisine guru Chef Abhijit Saha and Indian cuisine specialist, Chef Chetan Sethi, also attended the event, all of whom will be conducting specially designed classes.
Speaking at the unveiling of the concept, Chef Manjit Singh Gill said, “Food is the single, most important investment that we make every single day of our lives, and yet modern times has seen food being defined as “junk” and “unhealthy”. A thought I completely disagree with. How can something that heals and nourishes be harmful? Hence, it is imperative that we revisit our approach to food, to ingredients and cooking techniques. Healing Recipes – Back to Roots, for me, is that one platform that will help you rethink food.”
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What is it?
The event will have residents interacting with Ayurvedic doctors and chefs, attend specially curated master classes, explore local cuisine, learn the trick of growing vegetables and spice, organically, and master the art of making gourmet meals that are nourishing and indulging.
“Healing Recipes is an exciting journey that starts from the farm and culminates as a breathtaking dish on the plate. It is an opportunity to discover the wonders of food, philosophies and the culture of taste,” said Ms Madhulika Dash Curator & Co-Founder, Healing Recipes–Back to Roots.
The 3-day retreat that will be held from 3rd July to 6th July, has been put together through 120 years’ worth of collective experience of the experts at Kairali and some of India’s leading culinary minds. The ethos of this program is to create this fascinating platform that brings forth ancient food wisdom and philosophy presented through modern culinary practices. It is an endeavour to help people realise how food can be their biggest investment for happiness and wellness.
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