One of the most influential chefs in shaping the culinary landscape in India, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor in his talk, described the struggles of breaking through in the field of culinary art, at a time when being a chef wasn't a serious career choice. His talks exemplified the kind of vigour and determination it takes to break boundaries and how sometimes your convictions can transform the face of an industry.
When asked by one of the students about the virus outbreak and how it has affected his work, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor replied that the 'virus' is just another hurdle, in this race of life. Surely, it has brought changes that the world had never imagined of, but, in no way has it affected the spirit. I would say that this a 'detox programme' designed by nature, and each one of us will come out of it stronger.
He also shared that during this lockdown how he has contributed to the society and did something for the ones who are selflessly helping us in these tough times and the ones who are really needy. He said that, as a responsible citizen, we have collaborated with Indian Hotels Company to create healthy meal packets designed for doctors, nurses, health care providers for various hospitals across Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.
Speaking on the 'foods to boost immunity 'Chef Sanjeev Kapoor said that with so much going on all over the world, the only way to prevent a deadly virus is to be shielded with the right kind of food that would strengthen the immunity in the body. He said that when we talk about free radicals that cause harm to our body, it is a relief to know that the regular foods in our Indian kitchen are well equipped to fight them. It is rather interesting to note here that foods which we have always taken for granted play a significant role in fighting infection in their own inimitable style.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor divided these immunity boosters in 4 broad categories: FRUITS, SPICES, VEGETABLES, NUTS & DRY FRUITS.