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Traditional fare tickles palate of Chef Damu

Winners take it all: Chef Damu and restaurateur Rajakumari Jeevagan presenting prizes to winners of Our State Our Taste competition conducted by The Hindu Group in Madurai on Sunday.

Winners take it all: Chef Damu and restaurateur Rajakumari Jeevagan presenting prizes to winners of Our State Our Taste competition conducted by The Hindu Group in Madurai on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: G_Moorthy

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114 take part in The Hindu Group’s ‘Our State Our Taste’ contest

In the final leg of The Hindu Group’s ‘Our State, Our Taste’ contest here on Sunday, a total of 114 participants enthusiastically prepared various dishes and showcased their cooking skills.

Participants from near and far, including those from Rajapalayam and Dindigul, besides Madurai, cooked up a storm of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in the form of starters, desserts, main course and snacks. Chef Damu and his team of experts evaluated the food based on taste, presentation and texture.

Bowled over

Mr. Damu said Madurai people were adept in cooking food the traditional way. “I can take home some lessons from here. I particularly relished Airai meen kozhambu, mutton kola urundai and kazhi,’ the renowned chef said.

Hema Sathish, Managing Director of Devadoss Multi-Speciality hospital; Rajakumari Jeevagan, founder and Managing Partner, Wings and Waalai Group of Hotels and Chairperson of “WE (Women Entrepreneurs)’’ forum of Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Madurai; R.N. Sridhar and D. Manimaran from Premier Cookware and Appliances; Karthikeyan Gandhi and Chandru P from Naga Food Products; Ashok Kumar from Fortune Oil; Manikandan from Arusuvai Arasu; Subramaniya from Muruga Pattu Mahal, took part in the event.

Winners

The winners were: Vaideki Rammohan, Jiji , K.S Aruna, N. Jeyachitra and S. Rajapreetha, in that order. They received many prizes from the sponsors.

These women will participate in the grand finale in Chennai for the title, ‘Master Chef of Tamil Nadu.’

Title sponsor of the event was Premier Cookware and Appliances and it was co-powered by Naga Food Products and Fortune Sunflower Oil.

The masala partner was Arusuvai Arasu and knowledge partner was Chef Damu.

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