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Kerala wows Bourdain

The cuisine of ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala is set to be featured on No Reservations, a culinary and cultural adventure TV program hosted by American author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2010 02:04 IST

The cuisine of ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala is set to be featured on No Reservations, a culinary and cultural adventure TV program hosted by American author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

Famed for consuming exotic and daring ethnic dishes, Bourdain was in Kerala recently to sample the state’s delicacies. The food explorer travelled to Alappuzha and Kuttanad. He enjoyed the hospitality of a local boatman and his family and sampled mussels and kappa (tapioca), sadya (a lunch spread of a variety of dishes), spicy karimeen, and prawns at a toddy shop.

“The food... was very flavoursome. I am also very impressed with the high standard of food in Kerala, especially the street food here,” Bourdain said. He also enjoyed home cooked puttu and fish curry with Malayalam superstar Mammooty. The Kerala episode of No Reservations would be aired on Discovery Travel and Living after its US premiere in July.