When the celebrity chef Madhu Krishnan, Executive Chef (R&D) ITC Hotels, offered to hold a Masterclass for Ladies Study Group members, she called it an unplugged session and began with a Quiz. Asking the audience to identify ingredients, some deceptively familiar, some definitely baffling, displayed on each table; she immediately got everyone engaged.
And what is a Masterclass without some creative cooking. A beetroot salad beautifully presented with an onion jam and a cherry compote and a spanish paella using Manipuri black rice was prepared right on stage; while she spoke about her passion for food and how she found cooking for family and friends both rewarding and relaxing at the same time.
Chef Madhu emphasised that cooking is about personalising and sharing and connecting with our roots. She encouraged all to visit markets for local and seasonal produce and not be afraid to experiment in the kitchen. That is how you create magic on the plate!
The session ended with a sumptuous lunch spread, creatively curated by Chef Madhu Krishnan.