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I am so pleased and so so honored that I was one of the judged on Sanjeev Kapoor’s FOOD FOOD Maha Challenge. I was so nervous at first but Chef Sanjeev made me feel right at home. So a little background: Chef Sanjeev Kapoor started his own full-time food network in India earlier this year. The Food Food Maha Challenge is a reality show in which contestants are competing for the title of best chef in India. I was asked to be one of the judges in the last but one episode (so I still dont know who won but I did have my favorites)
All the judges were treated like royalty by everyone on the set! I don’t think I have ever felt so special. The contestants were amazing. Even under such duress, they helped each other out where they could. I was asked to judge a very interesting challenge: Each contestant was asked to write out their personalized five-course menu. And then go and pick ingredients for that menu. Once they got their ingredients, Chef Sanjeev came on stage. No one could have been prepared for what he did next. He looked at them and told them to switch ingredients with the person standing next to them BUT no, they could not have the menu that went along with the ingredients! So now, the contestants were stuck with ingredients that they had not picked and did not know what the original plans were for those ingredients. What an amazing challenge.
We tasted over 40 dishes and had to give our opinion on each. I had to speak in Hindi and had to constantly watch myself as I kept going into English!
I am so honored to have been there and thank the team for having me.
Here are some photos of the set, some of the photos and of course of the folks on the set. I cannot wait to see who wins: