An Amritsari food safari with Anjum Anand


Surjit Singh, of Surjit’s Food Plaza, in Amritsa, India (Photo: Aparna Jayakumar)

Surjit Singh likes bold colours. From his deep-red turban to the purple wall in the kitchen of his restaurant in Amritsa, capital of the Indian state of Punjab, colours are an extension of his exuberant character.

When a photographer from our group went into the tiny kitchen – on display behind glass at the back of the restaurant – Singh was there in a flash.

His impromptu photo shoot performance included plunging metre-long skewers of chicken into the tandoor oven, pulling out others loaded with charred meat, shoving his subordinates out of the camera shots, smiling and working the shoot like a supermodel.

But his unstained shirt told the real story: Singh doesn’t spend much time in the kitchen. Not any more. Read the full article here.



Filed under Chefs, Cooking classes, workshops, masterclasses, Cuisines, Gastronomic Travels

10 responses to “An Amritsari food safari with Anjum Anand

  1. What an adventure you’ve been on! The vegetarian feast alone sounds like it was worth the whole trip! 🙂


  2. I am going to add India to my travel list.. I had been pondering whether I would enjoy it but you’ve convinced me…great article


  3. G’day! What a fun-filled food adventure indeed!
    I enjoy learning through your eyes and enjoy what I read!
    Cheers! Joanne


  4. Oh my, I loved every single word. An amazing adventure, that’s for sure.


  5. Wow what an incredible experience! Love the colours and details you’ve painted!


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