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Alluring spread from Kerala Catholic Society

IRRESISTIBLE: Playback singer K.J. Yesudas at the Kerala Catholic Society food festival in Chennai on Sunday. Molly Antony, one of the organisers of the festival, is in the picture.

IRRESISTIBLE: Playback singer K.J. Yesudas at the Kerala Catholic Society food festival in Chennai on Sunday. Molly Antony, one of the organisers of the festival, is in the picture.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: S.S.KUMAR

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The aroma of food filled the air at St. Bede’s School in Santhome on Sunday. It took more than a steely resolve to deny stuffing oneself with the goodies on sale.

Playback singer K.J. Yesudas, who came to the event around 10.30 a.m. and stayed for nearly 45 minutes found the spread irresistible but rued that he had to be choosy as he had to take care of his voice. “My mother used to cook very well. All our traditional [food] items are [displayed] here. But they are not good for my throat. It’s the feeling of being part of the event that is more important. Whether you eat here or not we should get the feel of our tradition. There is something for the children too,” he said.

He had a special word for chicken curry and pepper fry. “My boy has created them. We brought him up at our home as our child. It is very good,” he said.

While fresh food items were prepared by the members of the Kerala Catholic Society (KCS) that organised the event, chips, appam and halwa were brought from Kerala. There was also a stall selling hamburgers. The proceeds of the festival would go towards charity projects supported by the KCS. “There are 150 members in our society. It is our way of returning to the city what we have gained from it. It is also an occasion to show off the culinary skills of our women members,” said Zacharia George, event advisor and the Society’s former president.

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