Tourism minister wants best from cuisine industry


India Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma has stressed the need to pay greater attention to food safety issues to get the best out of the growing cuisine and food industry, which has led to new chefs and recipes coming on the scene.

The minister was speaking at The Ashok Hotel New Delhi at the launch of the new book by Anil Bhandari, Top Chefs Top Recipes, published by Popular Prakashan, reports ETN.

The book has recipes by famed chefs and draws on the 44 years of experience of Bhandari, whose role in promoting the chefs and cuisine culture was lauded by the many speakers at the book launch, including Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef Davender Kumar, Secretary of Tourism Lalit Panwar, and S. K. Misra, Chairman, Indian Trust for Rural Heritage Development.

Anil Bhandari said that the book aims at reaching the common people who can try out the recipes at home that are listed in the book.

This is Bhandari’s second book; the first one was on tourism. He has been head of ITDC, Hotel Corporation of India, Travel House, Interstate Hotels, and has been pioneering in seeing that chefs get their due.

There is also a section on spices, listing their medicinal value. Over 100 recipes from all over India have been included in the well-produced book.


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