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India's Food Landscape: Of flavours, secrets and delights of Indian cuisine
Indian food is based on ancient practice and a holistic approach to nutrition with locally available food grains, vegetables, spices etc.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 28 Dec 2020, 12:18 pm

(Representational Image: Lior Shapira_Unsplash)

(Representational Image: Lior Shapira_Unsplash)

In India, the landscape, culture and food change every few hundred kilometres, and how true is that! There are endless varieties of cooking styles and cuisines from North to South and East to West across the diverse and incredible India.

Indian food is based on ancient practice and a holistic approach to nutrition with locally available food grains, vegetables, spices etc. The food culture in India is very vibrant and the myriad dishes are available in different forms and style from home-cooked food, street food to a fine dining experience.

Food in India is distinctly characterised by the subtle and sophisticated use of spices, grains, vegetables and fruits that are locally available. Indian food satiates different taste buds with all sorts of flavours in it such as salty, sweet, bitter or spicy with a combination of one or more food grains, vegetable spices, etc. The “Secrets and Delights of Indian Cuisine” was highlighted at ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ - a webinar on December 26.

The Dekho Apna Desh series highlights the beautifully diverse culture of the country and espouse the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. Organised by the Union Tourism Ministry, the “Secrets and Delights of Indian Cuisine” series was presented by Aruna Sharma, retired IAS officer of MP Cadre batch 1982. She emphasized on the importance of the locally grown food grains, vegetables, role and importance of spices and its role in building immunity.

Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General spoke about the different types of cuisines, food trails available across the country. She also mentioned about the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) Certification, a digital initiative by the Ministry of Tourism for the citizens of India to become the part of Tourism Industry.

The Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series is presented in technical partnership with National e-Governance Department, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The next webinar in the series will dwell on Winter in Kolkata - 10 hidden places for the soul traveller and is scheduled for January 2, 2021, at 11 am.

First published:28 Dec 2020, 9:47 am

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