An irreplaceable passion for food, an ardent desire to innovate, and a deep, fervent wish to revive lost recipes, ingredients and processes, sums up Sharmila Sinha, a food connoisseur and researcher .

Sharmila had started cooking as a hobby out of her love for cooking and feeding her friends. With the encouragement from her daughter- in - law, she turned it into a profession. 

Sharmila added another feather to her cap when she collaborated with a five star hotel and hosted a Bengali Food Festival during Durga Puja this year, named Chowringee. The idea of Chowringhee was to celebrate Durgotshob – the homecoming of Durga – and the cosmopolitan cuisine of Kolkata. The festival saw some unique, traditional, fast disappearing, as well as recreated and reinvented dishes that presented a gastronomical delight for the diners. 

Sharmila is continuously reinventing and reviving ingredients, and recipes to depict the endless food sciences and systems of our vast country; and each of her hostings bring out a fantastic story behind those ingredients and recipes. Her next ‘Luchee Food Story’ will discuss and eulogize our staples -- rice, wheat and then millets. Exciting visits to farms, meeting farmers will form the itinerary. 

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