Personal Agenda with Manish Mehrotra: “Chefs eat the worst possible food at the worst times”
If you weren’t a chef, you would have been...?
I’d be running my father’s petrol pump in Patna.
What’s the best thing about Indian food?
What’s the worst and the best thing about being a celebrity chef?
Chefs eat the worst possible food at the worst times and the best part is that we get to travel the world!
What would we find in your fridge right now?
Oyster sauce and Parmesan.
One recipe that according to you, every man must know?
Maggi instant noodles.
What’s your favourite dish?
And your favourite film based on food...?
Tell us one thing people don’t know about you.
I’ve acted in a movie called Doosri Dulhan (1983) as a child artist!
If you were an ice cream, what flavour would you be and why?
Rangeen (colourful) tutti-frutti as it represents the colours in one’s life...
Your most extravagant buys?
A dish you can never cook...?
My grandmother’s imli kadhi.
Name an ingredient that gets you in the mood for love.
A cookbook you swear by.
The Flavour Thesaurus.
You de-stress by...?
Watching South Indian films dubbed in Hindi.
From HT Brunch, July 28, 2019
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