Authenticity, local flavours have taken a front seat: Sanjeev Kapoor

Date:

Share post:

Traditional authentic food, local flavours, healthy ingredients and responsible living is trending today, says celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

On his visit to Lucknow, he says, “Out of need, compulsion and behavioural change, I see a lot of good happening in the food world, which, in the larger picture, is going towards our roots and tradition.”

Connecting food with buzz-words eco-friendly and sustainability, he says, “Definitely, authenticity and local flavour has taken a front seat. I have noticed that buyers are supporting small food businesses that are struggling due to the pandemic and are ordering from them directly so they can save on the food aggregator’s delivery commission. Today, this is a need of the business but actually it’s the people who are driving this responsible living trend.”

Kapoor is elated to see behavioural changes like doing away with plastic packaging, ordering or pick-up directly and supporting local food.

“Since the pandemic, healthy food has gotten a big boost. Our basic foods have become superfoods and people have started consuming millets (coarse grains), oats, seeds, seasonal fruits and vegetables much more than ever before. It’s slow but people have at least started discussing and advocating it. I was happy to see raagi and maize laddu served to us in our hotel room instead of cookies! These ‘out of home’ trends, which are created by chefs, when they trend online, come into our homes and become a part of our daily life.”

On the trend of fusion food, he says that earlier it used to be an international thing but now is being Indianised as well. “Fusion food is happening within Indian food. For example: rolling thepla in cone style and stuffing with prawns or you make a biryani but in butter chicken flavour! These too are fusion but within our own Indian dishes. Someday, these fusion dishes will eventually become original dishes.”

For the festive season he says, “We have lost many things to this pandemic, so we can at least try and save our parampara (tradition). Like namaskar is back, thanks to the Coronavirus, so, we must try to go back to our traditions as much as we can and celebrate delicacies that our oldest living member used to make in their young days — one at a time and recreate them in a traditional way.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

Ruskin Bond Mistaken for Foreigner and Charged Extra at Konark Sun Temple

Celebrated author Ruskin Bond, who turned 90 on Sunday, continues to enchant readers with his timeless stories. Born to British parents and raised in India, Bond's life has been a rich tapestry of experiences, humorously reflected in his milestone interview.

“Jr NTR’s Playful Response to Hrithik Roshan’s Birthday Wish: ‘Had a Congenial War on Sets'”

As Jr NTR celebrated his 41st birthday on Monday, his War 2 co-star Hrithik Roshan extended warm wishes on X (formerly known as Twitter). Hrithik's message was heartfelt and playful, expressing his excitement about working together on their upcoming film. "A very Happy Birthday to you Jr NTR. Here's to another incredible spin around the sun. This time we spin together! I hope by the end of it the master is proud of the student in the kitchen! Haha! Stay healthy. Stay blessed," Hrithik wrote.

“Akshay Kumar Shares Son Aarav’s Simple Life: Chooses Second-Hand Clothes and Avoids Acting”

In a recent revelation, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar shared insights into his son Aarav's lifestyle, emphasizing his simplicity and independence. Speaking on the first episode of cricketer Shikhar Dhawan’s new talk show, "Dhawan Karenge," which premiered on JioCinema on Monday, Akshay discussed Aarav's unique choices and aspirations.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Considers Salman Khan His Only Friend in the Industry

Renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently opened up about his close friendship with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, despite the shelving of their much-anticipated project, Inshallah. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Bhansali shared insights into their bond and the enduring nature of their friendship.