The Third Edition of the Food for Thought Fest founded by Mr. Maneesh Baheti and Ms.Sonali Anand comes back to the capital this December, celebrating the diverse culinary heritage of the South Asian region. 

The festival comes to Delhi on the 23rd and 24th of December, 2017, and will be held at The Plaza, DLF Place, Saket, New Delhi.  A special one of a kind initiative that focuses on the common heritage and history of the region, as well as the unique influences that make up a part of it, it has set a benchmark as a forum for conversations, cuisines and the exchange of ideas and philosophies. The participating countries will include India, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The 2017 edition of the Food for Thought Fest brings in the exciting components that make this a truly unique event. There will be talks and discussions around culture and cuisine in the “Thought Fest”, while the “Food Fest” will be offering cookery workshops with master chefs of the region and an authentic flavour from the participating countries, which will have food stalls from some of the most superlative restaurants  from the South Asia region.. This year the “Gastronomy Bazaar”, will be sprawling offering many exciting products for the avid shopper. Another huge attraction this year will be the “Fun Fest” which will be held outdoors and will offer a concert by leading performing artists, similar to previous years.

The event will appeal to the mind and palate of visitors, from the eager food lovers, bloggers, students of hotel management, to professionals from the hotel and restaurant industry. The event promises to be an enriching celebration of the mind and spirit while strengthening the sense of a joyous community. 

Over the 2 days of festival programming through sessions and workshops conducted from 11.00 am – 6.00 pm every day, participants will have the opportunity to engage in contemporary issues with the most progressive-minded panellists, learn from the greatest chefs in the region, explore fascinating topics related to food and, of course, treat their taste buds with the  splendid flavours that the subcontinent has to offer.

The Food for Thought Fest was conceived as a convergence of ideas and dialogues around gastronomy, in the process enabling an atmosphere of South Asian commonality through culinary and cultural diversity. In its first and second editions, the Food For Thought Fest set a benchmark with a handpicked selection of panellists, chefs and experts. This year too, the festival will continue to engage renowned culinary giants from across the South Asian region. 

 The Thought Fest will be a presentation of papers and talks, interviews and panel discussions by scholars, journalists and professionals on various topics on gastronomy.

The Food Fest has two components, on the one hand, it will bring a demonstration of culinary techniques and traditions from the region, It will have cookery demos by luminaries in the culinary industry and the biggest names on Indian television. And on the other hand, the Food Fest will present the authentic flavour from participating south Asian countries.

The FUN FEST brings visual art and cultural entertainment. There is a Gastronomy Bazaar to satiate the shoppers and an entertainment corner which will present popular bands in Delhi.

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