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  • | August 8th, 2012

    TV review: Foodistan is a yummy watch

    TV review: Foodistan is a yummy watch

    The new reality show promises to teach us about Indian and Pakistani cuisines through a cooking competition
    Siddharth Basu, the guy behind Kaun Banega Crorepati, has now come up with another reality show – Foodistan. The show aims to pit the best chefs from India against their counterparts from Pakistan, in an attempt to showcase the most remarkable dishes of the two nations’ cuisines. While the first episode introduced the contestants and the judges, the second and third episodes each saw two teams of four chefs cooking four dishes – curry, kebab, biriyani and a dessert. Click here to read more

  • | August 8th, 2012

    FOODISTAN winner Manish Mehrotra wants to cook for Amitabh Bachchan

    FOODISTAN winner Manish Mehrotra wants to cook for Amitabh Bachchan

    The chef who won the reality show after facing stiff competition says he will make special vegetarian dishes for the megastar
    A huge fan of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, chef Manish Mehrotra, winner of NDTV Good Times’ reality show Foodistan, wants to cook for the veteran actor. “In my early days as a chef, I was working in a restaurant called Thai Pavilion at Mumbai. That was the only time where I got a chance to cook for Amitabh Bachchan. But since I was a junior chef, I couldn’t get a chance to meet him,” Mehrotra told IANS. Click here to read more