Secrets From the Kitchen- Fifty Year of Culinary Experience at the India International Centre
|Bhicoo Manekshaw and Vijay Thukral
|264 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
VIJAY Thukral, Executive Chef, been the hospitality industry more than years and since 1988. Trained Food and Food Production he supervises IIC F&B specially contributing IIC special dinners and food festivals.
This book is a delightful compendium of recipes offered over the years, where food and Chattopadhyay, Dr CD Dedimukh and Joseph IICS activities are woven together to create what may be appropriately described as the ICS Culinary Experience.
A few days after I joined, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr and Mrs C.D. Deshmukh and I asked them if there was any special dish they would like me to cook for them. Both replied amultaneously: Dhan sakh, so a vegetarian dhan sakh was prepared for them.
On the next day, I was in the bakery section of the kitchen, showing the bakery staff how to make dough for French bread When I looked up, there for its excellent tandoori fare such as chicken was Dr Deshmukh, accompanied by the manager. tikka, raan sikandari, mutton seekh kabab; and watching what I was doing. I smiled and asked, South Indian cuisine which includes dosa, idlis How was the dhan sakl? He replied smilingly, that the flavour still lingered in his mouth!
There was an a la carte menu at the Centre started my love affair with the India before I came, I introduced an Indian and Continental du jour. They became very popular as dishes were introduced which were made by famous chefs as well as from the Cordon Bleu The IIC, not to be left behind, also created new dishes; the chefs excelled themselves and won several accolades for their creations This cookery book has some excellent recipes of both Indian and Continental variety There is still a'colomal' touch which has remained with dishes such as the classical mulligatawny soup, fried fish with tartare sauce. roast lamb with mint sauce, prawn thermidor and asparagus Florentine.
Dr Deshmukh was convinced that unlike the Japanese institution, which was mainly supported by businessmen and journalists, the Centre in Delhi would lean on Indian universities-it would be 'a pooled guesthouse of the universities in the metropolis'.
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