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Araiyars of Srirangam

Hello Trichy! I am in the temple town of Trichy to uncover the food trail in and around the region. I head to the ‘Island town of Srirangam’ (atleast that’s how realty promoters market it). The crowds scare me that I almost give on the temple when I meet Ambuja Maami from the ‘Araiyar’ family… Continue reading Araiyars of Srirangam

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And the Chettinad culture trail is a wrap!

I had a great time shooting in Chettinad, eating the most delectable food, researching and documenting recipes long lost and forgotten and talking about my love for food in front of the camera. I hope you guys enjoyed watching and reading about chettinad recipes, art and culture. For those who missed it, here are the… Continue reading And the Chettinad culture trail is a wrap!

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Myriad hues of the Chettinad cotton saree

Chettinad as you must have been following is not only famous for its food but also the art. The signature Chettinad cotton is fine piece of handwoven saree with intricate patterns. I got a chance to visit the handloom where these sarees are made and met this lady to understand how these sarees are woven.… Continue reading Myriad hues of the Chettinad cotton saree

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Attangudi Tiles – A Chettinad heritage

AttangudiĀ – a small town in Chettinad, famous for its red soil is also the birth place of the famous Attangudi tiles. A chettiar home is incomplete without these tiles. Made with such intricate work and bright colours, these tiles take several labour hours to make. Had the chance to learn how to make these athangudi… Continue reading Attangudi Tiles – A Chettinad heritage

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The Chettinad food trail!

The joy of reading a book as part of the prep for the next shooting schedule- Chettinad. This book is an encyclopedia on Chettinad recipes/ cooking. Always a joy to wake up the next morning only to realize you fell asleep reading a book. Hopefully, I got some reading done. Chettinad – the arid region… Continue reading The Chettinad food trail!

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Memories and Maanga Pachadi

The times spent walking down the crowded alleys surrounding the temple on a festival day, and storming the dining table with conversation while tucking into treats, are but memories that linger. One way of keeping alive these memories is through food