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Oct 16, 2017
Discover Your Roots with Chef Kunal on Utsav: Thalis of India - Living Foodz' new show will bring the best regional delicacies together on a platter

Get into the festive spirit and celebrate Indian food, its history, culture and diverse flavours this October with Chef Kunal Kapur on 'Utsav: Thalis of India'. The show will take viewers on a mesmerizing journey across 18 cities and offer a peek into India's rich culinary heritage.

On the show, 'Utsav: Thalis of India', Chef Kunal explores each region and unravels fascinating anecdotes about its people, the regional delicacies, local ingredients, cooking and food-serving techniques. He visits the homes of the locals, temples and marketplaces to discover the vibrant culture and thalis of each city.

The show emphasizes on how a thali is a beautiful amalgamation of a region, its people, traditions, cultures and flavours and is a beautiful reflection of the diversity in our country. In fact, one of our earliest food memory is bonding with our family over a delectable thali. It is a grand feast and allows one to truly eat like a king! Chef Kunal believes there is a story behind every thali and is set to unearth these stories on the show.

Commenting on his experience, Chef Kunal says, “'I am extremely excited to team up with Living Foodz once again, after the success of 'Pickle Nation'. This time around as well, we are bringing to our viewers hidden gems and fascinating stories from Indian homes with 'Utsav: Thalis of India'. During the course of the shoot, I have had the fortune of experiencing some of the most wonderful food legacies and traditions passed on through generations from cities across the country. Viewers will be filled with pride for Indian regional cuisine after watching this show!”

On the season finale, Chef Kunal prepares a Grand Thali based on his travel to the different regions of the country, which will be an amalgamation of the unique delicacies found across the country. This thali will be curated for an esteemed panel of Chefs, Authors and Restaurateurs. The show is co-powered by Golden Harvest and the Kitchen Partner is Prestige.

“Food has been an integral part of any celebration across the world. It is a great conversation starter and bonds people from various communities instantly. 'Utsav- Thalis of India' brings out 'Unity in Diversity' in the real sense of the term and celebrates regional Indian cuisine.  At Living Foodz, our endeavor has been to offer interesting content to Indian audiences, and this show is a prime example of this. We are excited to collaborate with Chef Kunal and look forward to the launch this festive season”, says Amit Nair, Business Head, Living Foodz.

Tune into Living Foodz every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m., October 16 onwards, to be a part of this grand gastronomic celebration! Catch the repeat telecast of the show every Monday and Tuesday at 11.00 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m. on the channel.

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