Would you appreciate the amalgamation of food with Ayurveda? Actually without knowing about it much, we have encountered this combination since ages. Be it in the form of remedies suggested by our great grandparents or nannies, be it the healing advantages of food.
One such concept has been ventured in Kerala in the form of Kairali, with a motive “health thru Ayurveda”. Kairali has been working since 1908. Having its reach in 9 countries, they have contributed towards an effective combination of food with health. However, their story doesn’t end here, they have 35 treatment centers as Ayurvedic Medicines and Healing Centers which promote wellness around the located areas. Kairali is an attempt at showcasing how the olden philosophy and culinary practices still hold their relevance in modern times.
The press release on Healing recipes, back to Roots- one of its kind at Chef’s Retreat, been witnessed by Chef Manjit Singh, Chef Vikas Seth, Mrs. Gita Ramesh (Jt. MD of Kairali), Ms. Madulika Dash, Abhliash Ramesh (Executive Director of Kairali) on 15th June 2017. Press release will be a three-day event (from 3rd July-6th July 2017) in Kerala and an exciting journey instead, where residents will get to interact with Ayurvedic doctors and Chefs, attend specially-curated masterclasses, explore local cuisines, learn the trick of growing vegetables and spice organically, and master the art of making gourmet meals that are nourishing and indulging.
Conversations were revolving around food and its healing recipes but was not restricted to it. Having diverse panelists for the conversation, food writing (blogging), real essence of Mom’s hand-made food, junk food, evolution of food from mom’s kitchen to 7 star hotels were highlighted. Every line was ended up was concluded by saying whatever you are cooking, make sure it is healthy, nutritious, hygienic, but above all, it’s about “Food Dil Se”.
Because it is believed that if the emotions with which the food is cooked is not conveyed properly, the sole purpose of cooking is lost. Not only from maker’s side, cooked food should be felt in the same way at receiver’s end too.
It’s time for us to change the outlook towards food, let’s feel food rather than eating for survival, understand its essence in one’s life and more importantly, respect the food – never waste it!