Sacred Offerings by Rakesh Raghunathan
Celebrating South Indian culture and its glorious heritage has always been a passion of ours. So what better way to showcase South Indian temple cuisine to a global audience than a Bhojana Collab with Rakesh Raghunathan - a South Indian culinary ambassador, raconteur, food historian, TedX speaker and singer.
Our next collaboration was the Podi & Poriyal X Rakesh Raghunathan presentation, Sacred Offerings. A unique showcase of dishes offered in places of worship around South India. From temple prasadams to Ramzan nombu, this exquisitely curated menu explored the culinary intricacies of prasadams with references to these dishes as found in ancient literature and poetry.
What's more, Rakesh also conducted a multi-sensorial, 90-minute thematic presentation where he showcased the making of four temple prasadams and took us on a journey through temples across South India with some melodious Carnatic music to set the mood.
Through his food, songs and stories, we were transported to another era. The guests were mesmerized to say the least. We also had the honour and privilege of hosting Mr. K Shanmugam, the honourable Law Minister of Singapore at the Sacred Offerings food festival. We hope to host more events in the future that champion traditional cooking and reignite our pride in our culture and tradition.