Now India and pakistan have started a food fight

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    India and Pakistan will go to war next week. And thousands of foodies from across South Asia will tune in to watch.

    Neatly bringing together two national pastimes of eating and regional rivalry, the reality cooking show Foodistan will pitch a team of professional Pakistani chefs against a team from India. Three nights a week, viewers will be able to see the two sides compete in the kitchen, in both team and individual contests.

    "India and Pakistan are two nations who share a common passion for good food," said Smeeta Chakrabarti, the CEO of NDTV Lifestyle, which is broadcasting the show in India. "And this love for food is something that binds the two nations, despite the numerous differences." The producers of the show, filmed over three weeks in Delhi, are tapping into a growing appetite among the region's upper-middle class for food, fashion and "lifestyle" products. In India especially, television programmes about food and travel are increasingly popular.

    India recently completed the second series of its franchise of MasterChef, and Australian MasterChef, shown on Star World, is said to have been one of the most successful imports. In Pakistan, the show will be broadcast on Geo TV.

    One of the Pakistani chefs taking part in the series, Poppy Agha, has her own culinary institute in Karachi and a show on Pakistani television, A Taste of Fusion. She said of her time in India: "I made some fantastic friends. There is a rivalry, but in this programme we all came together. I learned so much." :cheers:

    There are clear and obvious similarities between the cuisine of north India and that of Pakistan. But Ms Agha said she had been surprised by the variety of Indian food, especially the styles from the south of India, where many of the recipes are vegetarian, a traditional that does not really exist in Pakistan. "As Pakistanis we know nothing about south Indian food," she said.

    Among the chefs representing India is Manish Mehrotra, executive chef at the Indian Accent restaurant in Delhi, celebrated for its "modern Indian" menu. He said: "From the Pakistanis, we learned a lot about their treatment of meat. They do it very nicely. We do things with meat, but there it is done in a different way, with different techniques."

    To avoid any cultural controversy, the cooking contests involve neither beef nor pork. The chefs have also been sworn not to reveal the eventual winner. However, thanks to the blog of one of the judges, audiences have already been fed an appetiser of some of the dramas they can expect – a Pakistani chef walking out halfway through because he felt the judges did not fully understand the true flavours of his country, another Pakistani chef winning over the crew by singing Bollywood film songs as he cooks, and a famed Indian chef cracking under pressure and "more or less spontaneously" combusting on camera.

    The panel of judges is made up of British chef Merrilees Parker, actress Sonya Jehan, who is of Pakistani-French origin, and Indian journalist, broadcaster and restaurant critic Vir Sanghvi. It was his blog that has provided the juicy titbits in advance.
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    Take a 50 year old lady from Chettinad and ask her to compete...she will own the Pakis in and out.
     
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    i agree....................
     
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    I will marval if they will be able to make even a chatni like that old lady.
     
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    All Pakistani food items are Indians but all Indian items are not Pakistanis. Why do we enter into competition with Pakistan in any sphere whatever ??
     
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    I dont think so..I've had some Afghani food and many items are unlike we have in the sub-continent.
     
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    All Afghani Items are included in Kashmir cousins
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The Frontier food, as it is known, has its roots in Afghanistan.

    Hardly Pakistani!
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Come to up north i will make you eat things that you didn't know existed in India.

    There is not a single thing that is cooked in pakistan that isn't being cooked in India. There is no such thing as pakistani food....afghani food is not pakistani and north Indian food is not pakistani.

    pakis claim north Indian food + afghani food + middle eastern food as there own and people like you swollow it :rolleyes:
     
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    I've been up North and trust me, the Afghani food I had no Indian contemporaries. But I was referring to the cuisine in North West Frontier Province which is almost the same as Afghani cuisine..but a bit mroe adulterated with Punjabi style.
     
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    Afghani food is not pakistani.
    Indian food is not pakistani.

    There is no pakistani food....it is all copy of other cultures just like they are themselves. Its like african adding one ingredient in dosa and claiming dosa is african food :rofl:
     

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