“Food in Bengal is both deeply hedonistic and spiritual. We offer it to our guests and our gods with undivided devotion. And, in turn, we let the flavors feed our soul and our emotions in equal measure“. In his latest book, Cooking Up Culinary Adventures, well-known film director and novelist, Jayabrato Chatterjee writes about the various myths and stories behind Bengal’s diverse culinary styles. Presented by Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, Cooking up Culinary Adventures is the crystallization of more than a year’s research by Jayabrato Chatterjee. “The book traces the genesis of Bengal’s traditional food influences and rekindles the nostalgia of grandma’s recipes through a rigorously researched time travel into the kitchens of its varied communities and foreign settlers.” says Neotia.
Missed out on celebrating Mother’s Day? Fret not because you still have time to pamper the special lady. Take her to The GT Route at Jameson Inn Shiraz and enjoy the delicious Mother’s Day special menu available till 14th May.
I was invited by The GT Route for a preview of the menu and spent a lovely afternoon chatting with Chef Rupam, fellow blogger Poorna and the lovely Chilka. Chef explained that he has included within the menu some of The GT Route bestsellers and has tried to give a good mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian north Indian and Bengali dishes. His favorites are Narkel Postor Bora, Murgh Hazrat Mahal, Dal Dum Niyazi, Lahori Gosht, Gosht Biryani and Kesar Pista Phirni.