Food: Chefs Ranveer Brar, Gautam Mehrishi take you on a royal culinary journey
New show 'Food Tripping' explores the royal kitchens and lifestyle of western India
Have you ever wondered what transpired in the kitchens of kings and queens of yore? ‘Food Tripping’, the soon to be launched show on Living Foodz, will take viewers on a royal expedition to six palaces of Western India with two of the country’s most celebrated Chefs - Ranveer Brar and Gautam Mehrishi.
Chefs Ranveer Brar and Gautam Mehrishi
The show which is scheduled to release on May 30, offers a rare peek into the exquisite lifestyle and culinary indulgences of the erstwhile royal families of Balasinor, Gondal, Bhavnagar, Wadhvan, Chula and Sayla.
Mr. Amit Nair, Business Head of Living Foodz, said, "Food has been an integral part of royal celebrations and this show offers a glimpse of the rich culture and culinary heritage of India. What makes ‘Food Tripping’ even more unique is the camaraderie between Chef Ranveer and Chef Gautam! Their banter and synergy truly brings their experiences to life as they co-host the show. At Living Foodz, our endeavour has been to bring unusual and interesting content to urban Indian audiences, and this show is a prime example of this."
Chef Ranveer and Gautam's memorable journey begins on a luxurious note aboard the Maharaja Express - one of the most expensive luxury trains in the world. Apart from learning recipes from queens and royal chefs, they also spend time with the families, understanding the fascinating position they hold in contemporary India as guardians of a long and rich heritage. For example, they are taken through a guided tour of the third largest dinosaur fossil site in the world by the princess of Balasinor, Aaliya Sultan Babi. Together with palace chefs and Maharani's, they unravel for the first time, some of the most closely guarded gastronomic secrets of the families.
An excited Ranveer Brar says, "I have always longed to experience royal culture first-hand. My journey with ‘Food Tripping’ made this wish come true, and it was nothing short of lavish!"
“We witnessed the remarkable hospitality of that India’s royalty is famous for and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a bygone era and learn some closely guarded ancestral recipes.” adds Chef Gautam.
The royal kitchens of western India are heavily influenced by the rich multi-cultural influences of the owners. Ingredients and techniques have been borrowed from as far and wide as Persia, France, Britain, Mongolia and the Deccan, which makes the show a true feast for the eyes.
Tune into Living Foodz every Monday and Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. from May 30 onwards, to be a part of this royal adventure!