New Delhi: Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village will soon be hosting India’s first, Ayurveda-based Chef’s Retreat, Healing Recipes–Back to Roots from July 3, 2017, to July 6, 2017, in Palakkad, Kerala.
Designed through 120 years’ worth of collective experience of the experts at Kairali and some of India’s leading culinary minds, the idea behind Healing Recipes- Back to Roots is to create this fascinating platform that brings forth ancient food wisdom and philosophy presented through modern culinary practices. It is an endeavour to help people realise how food can be their biggest investment for happiness and wellness.
Speaking at the unveiling of the concept, Chef Manjit Singh Gill said, “Food is the single, most 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.”
Healing Recipes- Back to Roots’ has been put together under the mentorship of legendary Chef Gill and Ayurveda-expert-author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook and Jt. Managing Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group, Mrs Gita Ramesh.
This inaugural season has also been endorsed by some of the renowned names in the industry and will have expert chefs such as Mexican expert Chef Vikas Seth, progressive cuisine guru Chef Abhijit Saha and Indian cuisine specialist, Chef Chetan Sethi conducting specially designed classes.
Mrs Ramesh added, “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.”
Talking about the need for platforms that advocates sustainability and wellness, Chef Seth said, “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.”
Healing Recipes is a three-day event 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.
“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,” said Ms Madhulika Dash Curator & Co-Founder, Healing Recipes–Back to Roots.