With Anita Ratnam & Cookbook Author Tarla Dalal – News Today

by Pritya Books on May 9, 2007

Celebrating the awards won by Jigyasa & Pratibha for our vegetarian cookbook “Cooking at Home with Pedatha”. Guests of honour at the event are cookbook author Tarla Dalal, Bharatnatyam dancer Anita Ratnam and French artist Elise Collet Soravito. News Today covers the event in an article titled ‘Too many cooks for the broth’.

Cookbook author Tarla Dalal bharatnatyam dancer Anitha Ratnam and Elise Collet Sorarito featured in News Today


Authors of Cooking at home with Pedatha, a vegetarian cook book,-Pratibha Jain and Jigyasa Giri – were honoured in Chennai recently. A rapid question-answer session involving authors, and guests of honour, India’s Best-loved Cookery author Tarla Dalal, dancer Anitha Ratnam and award-winning French artist Elise Collet Sorarito on their experiences made the audience take a special note on cookery.

‘Cooking at home with Pedatha’ is special – with excellent text, world class photography, clever design, with a focus on local recipes; those are the ingredients needed to make one of the best cookbooks of the world. (Quoted from Gourmand Magazine)

This book has been awarded the ‘Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2006 in Beijing, China.

Further, this book is a unique culinary journey into the vegetarian cuisine of Andhra Pradesh and Subhadra Krishna Rau Parigi, fondly referred to as Pedatha, is the inspiration and source of these wonderful recipes.

All the dignitaries stressed that love, emotion, experience which play a vital role in life had significance in culinary arts too. Actor Andrea anchored the programme which was jointly organized by Indian Vegetarian Congress and Karuna International.

(As featured in News Today, May 9, 2007)

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