This is not another one of those run-of-the-mill recipe book. It’s a combination of travel stories, recipes, food tales and the vast knowledge of Chef Saransh Goila. With experience of so many years in this industry, his thought on different foods and cuisines all has been combined in one work of culinary wonder.
Speaking about the book, Saransh says, “The book captures my experience, smell and taste across 100 cities I travelled in 100 days across 25 states. From a roadside truck stop to India’s biggest omelettes centre, to a kitchen in Kullu -this book covers it all. I hope this helps a lot of aspiring chefs and the common man can learn a lot about India’s diversified tastes and culture.”
Length– 360 pages
Price– Rs. 295
The book is available at all bookstores across India. One can also avail the book on Amazon.
Inside the book, you’ll find a variety of cuisines and recipes out of which some of them are quite exquisite!
Chef Saransh has researched quite a lot as I could tell by reading the book and it has recipes from the local chai wala at Railway stations to the villages in the nook and corners of the country.
Chef Saransh, from what I could tell is probably one of the most extensively traveled chef in India who has culminated all of his research, food travels and local cuisines into his book, India on my Platter, which from the price point is a really sweet deal!
100 Days, 100 cities, 25 states, 20,000 kms on the road & one Chef Saransh takes us on a culinary journey through rural India, meeting local foodies, learning about their cuisine and creating meals using the tips he learned. Charming, humble and effortless this culinary cutie brings an element of appreciation to the people he meets and food he cooks, not taking anything for granted neither the food, the location or the journey. From a roadside truck stop to India’s biggest omelettes centre and a kitchen in Kullu, this book covers it all. This book contains recipes not atypical of the Indian Kitchen: Images of food snapshots of villages and villagers, interesting ways to use locally found ingredients, humorous and touching anecdotes from his journey, and a bit of wisdom that can only be discovered by travel.
India’s Youngest Celebrity Chef
The youngest celebrity chef of India – Saransh Goila is all of 26yrs old. Saransh is an Anchor and a Chef Consultant for the channel FoodFood and is also a Food Columnist with a magazine Discover India. He is hosted India’s biggest food travelogue show ‘Roti, Rasta aur India’ where he has set a record in Limca Book of Records of being the first Indian chef to travel 20,000 kms by road in 100 days to discover India’s rich food heritage and tracing its history.
Saransh was a food enthusiast at an early age, making his first Jalebi for his family at the age of 12. With the encouragement from his family, especially his grandfather, he was drawn more and more into the culinary field as his passion for food grew.
Saransh’s specialty is contemporary Indian food, with varied knowledge of Italian food & bakery and confectionery as well. He is particularly famous for his delicious Butter Chicken so much so that it’s now known as ‘Koyla Goila Butter Chicken’. Saransh’s philosophy is to preserve traditional Indian cooking techniques and food and give it a modern look and character so it is easily accepted by the youth.
Now this is a read that’s not to be missed because it has something little for the foodie, wanderer, traveler and explorer in you ! Watch out and place your orders for the firsts addition and have a first hand experience to a chef’s vagabond life!
Go ahead! Buy one! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with what you get as you’ll have dozens of more stories and recipes to go through and make to delight your taste buds to the hidden wonders of the country!
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