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|Title:||Food Archaeologist Alan Coxon's New TV Series|
|Author:||Alan Coxon |
|ID & Publication:||20120511022 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
TV Celebrity Chef and Food Archaeologist Alan Coxon has recently filmed a new food and travel TV series entitled ‘From Birmingham to Bombay’.
The 5-part series investigates five of the world’s most popular curry recipes, the spices used within them, the history and their global influences.
While filming the Tandoori recipe and looking into the history of the Tandoor oven in Amritsar, Alan had the pleasure of visiting a Communal Kitchen, only 100 yards from the famous Golden Temple.
The kitchen, consisting of hard mud and stone floor with corrugated roof, was run by a small army of volunteers who cooked for 40,000 people a day, seven days per week, with the exception of Sundays, when they cooked for up to 200,000 with all meals free to anyone.
Alan watched as thousands of Chapattis were rolled and cooked by hand by men and women cross legged on some old matting. The noise was incredible and the organization was strangely remarkable.
The aim of the operation was to ensure the poor and hungry are always fed a hot meal. Until Alan’s visit he had never heard of, nor would he have believed of such a service of humanity, a story that he wanted to share and one that he hopes may bring a thought or two of what we in the modern first world countries are doing to support our poor and hungry.
In other shows Alan can be seen starting out his culinary journey in Birmingham, famous for its Indian restaurants and the ‘Balti Triangle’ and tracing the history of the Madras curry to Chennai , cooking a Rogan Josh at the Taj Mahal, getting hot and spicy with a Vindaloo in Goa, and hitting the streets of Bombay with Sanjeev Kapoor.
Alan cooks with speciality Indian chefs in both Birmingham and across 5 locations in India to bring a culinary travelogue infused with fascinating facts, and stunning locations.
To share Alan’s many stories, on stage, in his live cookery demonstrations, in magazine articles, talks or as culinary host please do not hesitate to contact him direct.
The new series will be aired on Foodnetwork and TV networks around the globe.
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