A cultural fiesta in store for you at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018

The food section’s sub-theme this year is 'Hara Bhara Plate' and will be hosted by a line-up of workshops by famous Mumbai chef Varun Inamdar, Thomas Zacharias, Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria and many other chefs from the city


We are talking about the Food section at Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018, that hosts the most amazing food workshops, masterclasses and talks, delivered by some of the stars of the culinary world have given everyday kitchens and boring home dinners a makeover.

And this year it gets bigger and better with exciting programs centred around food.

This year the section is taking the festival theme 'Hara Ghoda' and incorporating in every possible way with its own sub-theme: Hara Bhara Plate. The emphasis is on Go Green and eating local.

Highlights for HTKGAF 2018 include:

  • A food demonstration by Chef Varun Inamdar, popularly known as the Bombay Chef, taking audiences through how to reinvent leftovers
  • Mumbai’s favourite chef, Thomas Zacharias cooks with local vegetables in Exploring Hidden India
  • Saee Khandakar takes audiences through Contemporary Maharashtrian food, giving traditional recipes a modern spin
  • Chef Irfan Pabaney teaches audiences simple recipes that are made with everyday spices.
  • Ace chef Varun Inamdar takes you on a feastful journey with relishing dishes
  • Celebrity Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria shares her kitchen secrets and favourite recipes.

Read more: Mumbai’s Favourite Art Festival 'Kala Ghoda' Is Coming Back To The City On February 3

As you wade through the workshops, you can expect to run into a lively show of street performances.
A Koli Parade will be at spotlight on February 4, featuring 25 artists from the fishing communities of Mahim and Worli. Dressed in traditional outfits, they will march carrying a 25-ft-long, light-weight replica of a boat.

You can also get Thanjavur paintings, ‘herbal jewellery’, trendy upcycled footwear and organic soaps and jams from one of the 74 stalls in the Rampant Row, showcasing small-scale entrepreneurs and artisans from Mumbai, Pune, Mysore, Manipur and West Bengal.