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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

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  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

Ten day village food festival from Friday

Covai Post Network

In its endeavour to bring back the forgotten recipes of rural Tamil Nadu to the people of Coimbatore, Hotel Kiscol Grands has organised a 10-day Village Food Festival from November 10 (Friday).

Giving details about the festival, noted chef Damu said the old concept ‘Unave Marundhu’ (food as medicine) has totally been forgotten by the people these days. “This is due to the changed food habits. Junk has replaced healthy foods. But slowly people are changing. They have started looking recipes for traditional food,” Damu said.

Damu, who will demonstrate his culinary skills during the festival to the diners, said handmade masalas ground using grinding stones brought the special finishing touch to the food. “Now mixis and grinders have replaced ammi and aattukkal. As a result there is no taste in the food these days,” he added. Appealing to the people to take up the responsibility of making their children eat traditional food, Damu said the time duration (for cooking) various food items should be followed to enjoy the original taste.

T.S.P. Kannappan, Chairman of the Hotel, said the festival will focus on the unique taste and abundant flavor of vegetarian and non-vegetarian village cuisine. “Traditional utensils will be used for cooking during the festival in a real village atmosphere and it will also be served the traditional way,” he said.

While buffet dinner will be priced at Rs. 750 per person, lunch (non-veg) will be Rs. 500 and Rs. 350 for vegetarian food per person.

COIMBATORE WEATHER