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February 2009

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor - House of Commons, UK to Launch Master Chef

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor needs no introduction. He is the one of the most celebrated face of Indian Cuisine today.  Sanjeev has been hosting a very popular TV show on Zee TV – Khana Khazana  -  for 14 years now . The longest running TV show - has completed more than 700 episodes with a viewership of about 300 million people in over 60 countries.

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be launched from the portals of House of Commons, London 

on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 1600 hours.

The event is hosted by Fabian Hamilton, MP (North east Leeds,Yorkshire,)

to highlight the importance of wholesome Indian Cuisine. Prominence being given to taste, health, and convenience to suit the fast paced lifestyle of the British.

Sanjeev was also named as one of the most 5 celebrated chefs in the world by Richard Quest of CNN along with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Olivier, and Wolfgang Puck.

He has authored some of the bestselling cook books on Indian Cuisine. If you are looking for a shortcut, his ready to eat foods are available in Indian Grocery stores along with a whole Variety of spice mixes, pickles, chutneys etc

 I have known Sanjeev professionally and also as a friend since he started his career in 1984.

I wish him and his lovely wife Alyona  continued success in all their future endeavors.

 Chef Sanjeev Kapoor was recently in New York

and  Washington DC

Source: you tube


Here are some of the pictures from his trip.


Sanjeev Kapoor and Alyona Kapoor in front of the Washington Monument


 L to R: Nisha Vinod, Alyona Kapoor, Sanjeev Kapoor and K.N.Vinod


 In front of the white house - Alyona, Sanjeev and Vinod


At Indique restaurant in Washington DC with Surfy Rahman and K.N.Vinod


L to R: Nisha Vinod, Vinod, Nandita Madan,Sanjeev Kapoor, Alyona Kapoor and Surfy Rahman


Sanjeev Kapoor at Indique Heights - R to L : Saba Tasneem, Nandita Madan, Nisha Vinod, Sanjeev Kapoor, Shashi Bellamkonda,Samir Bhide,Monica Bhide,Alyona Kapoor and K.N.Vinod


Checking out the local fish Markets in DC


Alyona and Sanjeev in front of the Capitol in Washington DC


At my home in Gaithersburg, MD

Sanjeev Kapoor with my mom Pushpavathy in the kitchen

Checking out some hot steamed crabs at the Waterfront