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Parmesan shortbread with black olives

Yakuta Sarkari, Cold Food Company

Gastronomic Soirées

Text by Sonal Ved. Photographs by Poulomi Dey.

I often get intrigued with questions such as what do beauticians apply on their skin or whose art does an artist hang on his wall or what do writers read. But as a food writer, one question that baffles me the most is what do chefs cook for their own house parties? As envoys of fine food, aren’t chefs expected to rustle up a smorgasbord that can put a royal wedding to shame? As the party season crawls close, a lot of us will be battling similar pressures. To whet my curiosity, I walked through three bustling kitchens of Mumbai’s most celebrated gourmet caterers. These five culinarians have been supervising every swanky party in town. Perfect to help me create my own celebratory setting! Five gourmet caterers spill the beans on inspired home entertaining
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