Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay has set an outburst with his announcement to open a restaurant in India.
Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay was in Coorg, shooting for the second season of National Geographic’s ‘Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted’, before the pandemic. He cooked famous Coorgi Pandi curry for local women in Coorg. The filming also happened in parts of Kerala has spurred him to opening a restaurant in India.
In an interview with IANS, Ramsay shared, “There are very few countries in the world that have such unique diverse flavours from north to south and then east to west. Every state, every region in India has its own speciality in food. I have been coming to India for so many years, and every time I explore something new. It’s the love of local people that compels me to visit the country again and again.”
“I really want to open my restaurant for the Indian people in India,” he added.
The British chef-restaurateur had visited India previously as a part of his culinary work, but his recent tour to Southern India inspired him. He also told the news agency, “The south is all about spices and it felt amazing to smell the fragrances of those masalas. It was an incredible experience visiting India this time. I shot with local female cooks. Trust me, they are far, far better than me. In fact, I was surprised to see how they were not sweating while cooking in such a hot climate.”
As quoted in a telephonic interaction in Los, Ramsay tells them, “It [Kerala] is the land of the spice and the fragrance. I didn’t think vegetarian cuisine could be that good in an ashram cooking with 55-60 women, preparing the most amazing meals.”
Ramsay’s love for Indian/Pakistani cooking started in his childhood as their landlord then was from Pakistan. In an interview earlier, Ramsay had shared how this inspired his ambition to feed his yearning to travel to India.