The thought …
Gourmet – means a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate. Kendraa – means centre/center – a place or group where a specified activity is concentrated; derived from the root word‘Kendra’ in Sanskrit, one of the world’s oldest languages.
The inspiration …
Gourmet Kendraa was inspired by my parents. My father – Mr. Anil Kumar Batra, a Corporate Communications Guru and my mother – Mrs. Neelam Batra, entrepreneur and Culinary Arts Instructor at Perfect Cookery, Bareilly India.
My parents always encouraged me to follow my passion.
So here I am with my passion for South Asian Cuisine (Cuisines of India, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan) and cultural connect of vibrantly diverse regions of Indian sub-continent. Not to ignore constant succour from my brother Anupam Batra and all my friends and extended family. Their endless enthusiasm for South Asian Cuisine pushed me to create the one-stop platform – Gourmet Kendraa! Thanks to each one of you for being my immutable support system.
Being a Leo, I just cannot stop bragging! So here are some of my richly deserved bragging rights of being an Ace South Asian Cuisine Consultant / Instructor; Adventurous Food Writer /Journalist; Meticulous Recipe Writer / Editor.
All this justly backed by a bag full professional Food and Media degrees and experiences of working with internationally highly acclaimed institutions and organizations – in India and in Canada. For more on my journey so far visit Gourmetkendraa Timeline.
Gourmet Kendraa is the one-stop platform for South Asian Cuisine. Please check Gourmet Kendraa Services for more details.
Read my blog to know how I create a symphony of words and South Asian spices at my kitchen workstation or in your kitchen.
Yes! I may visit your kitchen if you invite me to share my passion for cuisines and cultures of South Asia. More on that soon…
Let’s together make Gourmet Kendraa – a central place for all South Asian gourmets to gather, share and enjoy!!