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ON THE TRAIL Vir Sanghvi explores the different food myths and fallacies
ON THE TRAIL Vir Sanghvi explores the different food myths and fallacies

A matter of Taste with Vir Sanghvi premiers on Discovery Travel and Living this Sunday

Cookery shows have evolved quite dramatically from being mere recipes stirred up in designer kitchens to extreme shows where celebrity chefs go to the strangest of places to eat the weirdest things. With India being quite the flavour of the season, Discovery Travel and Living has launched "A Matter of Taste with Vir Sanghvi."The seven-part series sees the columnist/chat show host go to different parts of India and explore the various food facts and fallacies that abound in our happy country. The series kicks off with an episode on "Sino Ludhianvi cuisine", which explores the genesis of Indian Chinese food with interviews with the creator of the Manchurian and also visits a place in Delhi that serves Chinese Chaat.In "Two Leaves and A Bud", Sanghvi goes on the tea trail visiting the Makaibari tea estate and talking with Rajah Banerjee, the proprietor of the estate who rides about on a horse quite like an urban cowboy. The Makaibari tea estate produces the most expensive tea in the world. There is also "My Old School" where Sanghvi traces how Rajputana royalty have reinvented themselves and their glorious palaces. Can there be talk of Indian food and no mention of tandoori chicken? "The Migratory Bird" dwells deep into the origins of this dish while "Home of the Rice Plate" finds Sanghvi in Udupi discovering there is more Udupi food than idli dosa. "India Uncorked" visits the Grover vineyard to celebrate the coming of age of Indian wines. The last episode is "Holy Cow" where Sanghvi talks of the place milk has in our lives. The series has been co-written, directed and produced by Robin Roy. "A Matter of Taste with Vir Sanghvi" airs on Discovery Travel and Living at 8.30 pm on Sunday with a repeat telecast on Thursday at 10 p.m.

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