DISCIPLINE CULINARY ARTS
CURATED BY Rahul Akerkar
15 - 16 DEC
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
“Legacy” … it is a word that comes with a lot of responsibility.
As Indians we are blessed to have inherited a complex, diverse and rich culinary tradition. Every generation inherits an artistic legacy, and it is their duty to grow and pass on that legacy to the next – and not to just selfishly live off it. We influence people every day by what we say and do, what we write, create and share, and all of that influence adds up. Ancient culinary legacies must evolve through modernization, adaptation, and interpretation to be understood and embraced today. Benjamin Franklin once said of legacy, “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Using that as an allegory, a chef might say, “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either cook something worth eating or eat something worth cooking!” Taking the old and traditional and making it now and new is to express that tradition with relevance and touch people’s hearts today; yet adapted for tomorrow, without losing its essence.
In this series of Legacy Workshops, Chef Rahul Akerkar, has invited some of India’s brightest, young “thinking” Chefs, and food passionate people to share their vision; to see how and where they are taking our rich legacy of cuisine, ingredients, herbs and spices, and also to introspect on what legacy they’d like to leave behind in people.