Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to jet set around the world with culinary mastermind Ranveer Brar in ‘The Global Menu’, the latest launch by Living Foodz, India’s premiere foodtainment channel.
With this show, Chef Ranveer aims to introduce cuisines from South America, Middle East, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Korea, Hungary, South Africa, Ethiopia, Mongolia and Burma, which have not been widely explored.
“The Indian palette, for the longest time, has primarily been exposed to a narrow range of ‘international’ cuisines, barely venturing beyond Chinese, Italian, Mexican, or more recently, Japanese food. Here too, what we get to taste are highly Indianized versions of popular dishes. During my many travels, I have discovered that the brilliant and delectable food culture across South America, Scandinavia and closer home in Sri Lanka, remains largely uncharted. I hope to bring the world to the Indian dining table with ‘The Global Menu’”, says an excited Ranveer Brar.
With this new spin on world cuisine, Living Foodz intends to change the perception of international food. Amit Nair, Business Head, Living Foodz says “The stereotype of the Indian with conservative taste buds is slowly but steadily changing, especially in metros. Today, we find millennials actively scouring for newer and more authentic global cuisines. The Global Menu taps into this trend of aspiring towards newer travel and food experiences. The show will definitely strike a chord with viewers as it bridges the gap between them and takes them an exotic culinary experience like never before.”
The Global Menu will introduce the audience to delicacies like Garlic Quinoa from Peru, Argentine Black Beans a la Olla, Berry Pilaf from Iran, Anzac cookies from New Zealand, Sri Lankan Koki, Hungarian Goulash and Samousa Thouk from Burma among others.
As the host, Chef Ranveer will ensure that the cooking instructions are interspersed with fascinating cultural and travel-based anecdotes, like how the collective obsession for ceviche in Peru led to the government declaring a ‘National Ceviche Day’ to commemorate the country’s favourite food.
Join Chef Ranveer Brar every Wednesday and Thursday at 2:30 PM, September 7 onwards, as he takes you on a journey of the culinary treasure troves around the world! Repeat telecast of the episodes will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5 PM and 8 PM.
About Living Foodz
Living Foodz is India’s first international, 24-hour food and lifestyle television channel based in Mumbai, India. It is a part of the Living Entertainment brand of channels, which is owned by Essel Group and distributed within the country by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). Launched in September 2015, Living Foodz explores the evolving social status of food, moving out of the confines of the conventional kitchen and home, and into a world of travel, adventure and culture. Its innovative and path breaking shows aptly capture its philosophy ‘Where Food is Fun’. Living Foodz is the first lifestyle channel in India to fuse premium show formats and international quality with themes that reverberate strongly with the up worldly-mobile urban Indian audience. Travel, adventure, music, fusion food, international cuisine and lifestyle trends are significant elements of the shows. The channel brings the best and most unusual cultural aspects of the subcontinent to viewers.
The channel has a strong line-up of chefs, restaurateurs and food aficionados such as Ranveer Brar, Kunal Kapur, Rocky Singh, Mayur Sharma, Gautam Mehrishi, Vicky Ratnani, Maria Goretti, Pankaj Bhadouria, Ajay Chopra and Rakhee Vaswani. Recently, Living Foodz launched its flagship show ‘Ganga, The Soul of India’ which saw actress and producer Dia Mirza on Indian television for the first time. Apart from television programming, the channel also connects with the audience through specially curated events and on-ground celebrations of food and culture. Whilst the channel’s television viewership has climbed rapidly since its launch, it has also garnered a significant online fan following due to its engaging and informative style content. Having raised the bar for Indian lifestyle and entertainment on television, Living Foodz has steadily gathered a strong fan base for its unique offerings, and promises more such fascinating shows in the months to come.
About Living Entertainment Enterprises Pvt Ltd:
Living Entertainment Enterprises Pvt Ltd in India is the company housing all the brands of the Living network belonging to Essel Group. The Living Group of channels already exists in the international markets catering to a large audience in the health and lifestyle space. Living in India aims at bringing alive all things factual with an element of entertainment in order to appeal to global audiences. The Living group of channels in India will truthfully echo the ‘Living’ philosophy and encompass everything that will help one to discover, awaken and transform oneself.
The company’s pioneer channel is Living Foodz the international food & lifestyle channel that has a universal feel and appeals to the new age Indian. In the future the space will see launch of more channels under the Living Entertainment group fulfilling the growing need of Factual Entertainment of the audiences.
About Chef Ranveer Brar
A graduate in culinary arts at the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) in Lucknow, Chef Ranveer Brar since then, has opened numerous restaurants at several hotels, including Taj Palace, New Delhi. In Goa, he opened Morisco (a seafood restaurant), II Camino (an Italian restaurant) and Fishtail (an open-air barbecue eatery). He then began work with the Calridges Hotel, New Delhi as their executive chef, where he opened an award winning restaurant Sevilla. At that point he was the youngest executive chef to have ever worked at a five-star hotel. His experience in the restaurant business is not limited to India.
An honorary member at the James Beard House, New York, Chef Ranveer has made his mark in the world of television with shows like The Great Indian Rasoi, Breakfast Xpress, Health Bhi Taste Bhi and recently was one of the judges of MasterChef India.
Currently Ranveer Brar hosts the most authentic ‘on the road’ exploratory food show ‘The Great Indian Rasoi’ on Living Foodz. The show is about newer places, new experiences and mouth-watering food. Ranveer rediscovers Mumbai by breaking bread with the kolis and bohras travels across time to one of the oldest city in India – Banaras to relook at the cuisine there. Delhi – much explored but newer facets emerge with exploring the age old kitchens to Hyderabad which serves up a delicious treat with myriad experiences in food and magical stories.
This globe-trotting award-winning chef, in his free time, paints! Some of his paintings grace the walls of his restaurant in Boston.