Friday, 26 April 2019

Prepared a MUTTON SUKKA Recipe with IRFAN &SONNY SIDE || Village Food Factory

Posted by Anup Baral | April 26, 2019 :
Village Food Factory is a pioneer in village cooking videos, a genre that has gained a large following in the last two years. With their slow cooking style, long shots and amateur feel, these channels are the antithesis of the slick food porn served up on social media. Verbal instructions are nil or minimal. Instead, the rural cooks rely on the outdoor setting, traditional firewood, homely earthen stoves and local ingredients to do the talking.Yet this rustic style has struck a chord with viewers. Marc Lefkowitz of YouTube (Asia-Pacific) says these channels started gaining momentum from early 2017 onwards. By the end of 2018, three out of the top 10 food channels on YouTube focused on village cooking – Grandpa Kitchen, Village Food Factory and Country Foods.Recently, the death of Karre Mastanamma, dubbed the oldest YouTuber in the world at 107, was covered in the international press with obits praising the Andhra grandma’s emu egg curry and chicken with watermelon.Many others from modest, small-town backgrounds are scripting their own rags-to-masterchef story. Tirupur-based N Ramakrishnan, who started the channel Food Money Food with his wife R Kavita, says ad revenues of up to Rs 1 lakh have helped them shift to a bigger flat and send their son to a better school. “People in the city seem to like our natural settings and traditional methods,” says Ramakrishnan, who works in the textile industry and initially used a basic Samsung phone before buying a DSLR camera to shoot the videos in his village Pollachi, 60km away.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.