Zee TV Little Champs; New Book – Flavours of the Orient


After a long time I can say that I had a nice eased out weekend. Friday night I attended the Zee TV Little Champs Finale at Andheri Sports Complex. If I were to write about the traffic jams, I could fill up this space! But no complaints, because the programme and talented kids were worth all the effort.

Tried a flavourful mushroom and chicken biryani on Sunday and as it was created as I chopped and cleaned, I have yet to document the recipe! Talking of documentation, my latest book Flavours of the Orient is ready for its launch in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Going to these places end of this month.

My new book is all about Pan-Asian cuisine being a delicious fusion of flavours from all over Asia including Thai, Japanese, Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Indian dishes. It is not for nothing that these countries are collectively nicknamed the Exotic East. All spices and indigenous ingredients come together in woks and pans to create unique dishes that have no match in any other cuisine. Here I would like to mention that I have not included Indian dishes under the pan Asian realm. Though it is correct to say that India is to be counted as a part of pan-Asian but the contents of these pages emphasise on countries that are our neighbours as I have written numerous special books on Indian cuisine.

Well, there is more in store for you! Catch you later.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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