Time to give your weary souls a break. Head to the rain-soaked greens of Palakkad, Kerala, this monsoon to be a part of India’s first Ayurveda-based Chef’s Retreat, Healing Recipes–Back to Roots, from 3rd to 6th July, 2017. Hosted by Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village, the retreat brings together some of the top names in the culinary industry in the country to conduct a three-day wholesome healing process, with a focus on body cleansing diet.
The programme is designed to brings forth ancient food wisdom and philosophy presented through modern culinary practices. The platform seeks to create an awareness among people about healthy food choices, which is integral to human happiness and well-being. The specially crafted healing plan draws from the 120 years’ of collective experience and combines it with the expertise of the top culinary experts. The result is a three-day-long session where residents will get to interact with Ayurvedic doctors and chefs, attend specially curated masterclasses, explore local cuisine, learn the trick of growing vegetables and spice organically and master the art of making gourmet meals that are nourishing and indulging. Take back
Speaking to a packed audience at the unveiling of the concept at Shangri–La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi, Chef Manjit Singh Gill said, ‘Food is the singlemost important investment that we make every single day of our lives, and yet modern times has seen food being defined as “junk” and “unhealthy”. A thought I completely disagree with. How can something that heals and nourishes be harmful? Hence, it is imperative that we revisit our approach to food, to ingredients and cooking techniques. Healing Recipes–Back to Roots, for me, is that one platform that will help you rethink food.’ Something to ponder on, is’nt it?
Healing Recipes–Back to Roots has been put together under the mentorship of legendary Chef Gill and Ayurveda-expert and author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook and Jt. MD, Kairali Ayurvedic Group, Mrs. Gita Ramesh. The inaugural season of the retreat has also been endorsed by expert chefs such as Mexican expert Chef Vikas Seth, progressive cuisine guru Chef Abhijit Saha and Indian cuisine specialist Chef Chetan Sethi, who bring their own style and culinary knowledge to the table to create this wholesome experience.
Assisting them is Ms. Madhulika Dash, Curator and Cofounder, Healing Recipes–Back to Roots. Talking about the concept, Dash said, ‘Healing Recipes is an exciting journey that starts from the farm and culminates as a breathtaking dish on the plate. It is an opportunity to discover the wonders of food, philosophies and the culture of taste.’
Elaborating the concept further, Mrs. Gita Ramesh said ‘The first chapter of Healing Recipes-Back to Roots is a conscious effort at food sustainability. It is an attempt at showcasing how age-old philosophy and culinary practices still hold relevance in modern times.’
Added Chef Vikas, talking about the need for platforms that advocate sustainability and wellness, ‘Healing Recipes–Back to Roots is a window into the world of food for chefs and others alike to experience the various culinary trends that have held centre-stage in the past five years: be it clean eating, farm to table, even foraging for unknown ingredients and practices.’
To read more about Kairali and for further details about Healing Recipes–Back to Roots, visit www.kairali.com.
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