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Food Culture Collective – Puliyogare Travels


Puliyogare Travels that initially started out as a fun blog showcasing food and travel across India has morphed into a platform that curates culinary experiences – ranging from culinary holidays, curating food festivals, organising thematic presentations on heirloom food and taking regional cuisines to a discerning audience by means of Cookery demonstrations. Most importantly it has been documenting traditional practices, cooking methods, recipes and local legends from parts of rural India.

This year on, with an idea of taking food to a wider audience, it has put together -Food Culture Collective. This will be yet another initiative to get people to relate to the vast history our food has to offer. The outcome from this series is to showcase our culinary traditions/ heritage and make people realise that the recipe one savours today is an outcome over several conquests in the region and that when they eat something, they actually bite into a slice of history.

Some of the events are
  • Dec 21 – Margazhi Musings – Art installations on food – food inspired by art and art inspired by food. Shalini Biswajit & I will explore Margazhi, the food and art through paintings/ installations . Venue – Forum Art Gallery / Entry Free / 6PM – Here is an article in from The Hindu that featured us
  • Dec 22 – Jeong Kwan – A Zen Buddhist nun and chef of Korean cuisine. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, where she cooks for fellow nuns and monks. The documentary is all bout how she connects with the food she creates at a philosophical level, the art and aesthetics behind it. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion based on the documentary by Sharada Ramanathan ( Indian film director & cultural thinker) and Swarnamalya Ganesh (Dancer, Director – Ranga Mandira School of Performing Arts and Research Academy, India)   Venue: Blur Cafe, Sathyam Cinemas / Entry Free / 6PM
  • Dec 23 – Sacred Offerings : Cookery Workshop on Temples in South India: Recipes, Stories and Songs from temples like Thirukkannamangai, Chidambaram and Azhwarthirunagari will be showcased. Cost is INR 1500/ head, includes lunch and  a sample of the recipes demonstrated. Click here to book your spot.
  • Dec 24 – Spoonful of Music with Dr. Sudha Ragunathan -Tete-a-tete with the classical musician to know her take on food and how it integrates with music.  Venue: The Folly, Amethyst / Entry Free / 6PM

Contest Alert:

Spoonful of music questions

Here is your chance to ask Padma Bhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. Sudha Ragunathan interesting questions – The top 3 questions will be selected and prizes will be awarded to the winners on the day of the event Spoonful of Music – In conversation with Dr. Sudha Ragunathan . The question has to have an element of food in it. Only one question per participant.  Leave your questions here:

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The musings of two Chennaiites seeking to discover the world through food and travel. As they open themselves up to adventure, the accompanying puliyogare, travels well and ensures that the idea of home is never lost

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