'Eating together has become a luxury today'

'Eating together has become a luxury today'

Food talk

Someone who believes Indian cuisine deserves to be the number one cuisine of the world is chef Kunal Kapur, a known face in the culinary sphere. Currently running his newly opened restaurant, ‘Patiala by Kunal Kapur’ in Dubai, Kapur is back with the second season of My Yellow Table’(MYT), a food show aired on NDTV Good Times.

According to Arati Singh, channel head, the show envisages to bring out the latent chef in each one of us. It focuses on making viewers realise that cooking is not a rocket science and anyone can cook a simple yet delicious meal.

“I grew up in a joint family in Delhi where one of the most important rules of the house was to eat together on the table. All the food was first placed on the table and every one would gather around it and eat along with endless conversations, fun and laughter. Unfortunately eating together on a table away from our phones, emails and TV has become a luxury today,” Kapur tells Metrolife.

While the first season of the show ended up in a dream menu that filled up his yellow table in every episode, the second season comes with more cuisines from the length and breadth of India with a pinch of round-the-world unique recipes, all with a signature ‘Kunal Twist’.

“The excitement of pulling a rabbit out of a hat is the same when you give simple twist to regular khana,” he explains.  

“Oh, by the way the colour of my dining table is yellow!” he further shares, adding that the show is a humble effort to cook and eat together where the table becomes an access.

Focusing to deliver “entertainment of all senses”, the chef, this year, will have guests, known in their own fields, who will join him to learn some quick and simple recipes.
After the first season, Kapur now hopes that the viewers will try the recipes at home too. “When I do a food show, I want people to be tempted to try the dishes at least once,” he says.

My Yellow Table airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm on NDTV Good Times.