Originally posted by lotus8
Is master chef required only to know the Indian cooking/ingredients or should have exposure to the knowledge and taste of international food??
I have seen many good well educated in culinary science, Indian cooks, participate in American programmes like Chopped, Food net work star/ Iron chef and not coming up to the international standards, though they have good knowledge of Indian herbs and spices. So I really don't know how Yasmeen and Khoku would be able to take that challenge and don't understand their participation in this culinary experiment. It is not about being poor and needy and a good cook, it is about the food science- knowing that carbs are sugars and any highly caloric and rich in fat/ carb dish is full of sugar even though it might not have the real granulated/powdered white or brown sugar.
My personal views only so please who like Khoku and Yasmeen for other reasons,please don't bash.
yes ,well said. I too like Khoku ,she has ideas ,very quick to think, and even in the no sugar task ,she made a beautiful cake. So she has good talent . i really wish she could simultaneously do a small course on basics that could really help her further.