Indian, Pakistani chefs to compete in 'Foodistan'

New Delhi: Sixteen professional chefs — eight each from India and Pakistan — will battle it out for culinary supremacy on a new food reality show “Foodistan”.

The highly talented chefs will represent their country’s rich and exquisite cuisine, and will be seen competing with each other in the 26-part series, going on air on NDTV Good Times Jan 26.

They will have to cook up new dishes within a stipulated time, after which the preparations will be judged by food critic Vir Sanghvi, actress and food enthusiast Sonya Jehan, and Merrilees Parker, popular British celebrity chef and presenter.

“We have been in love with the food genre. This new show is extremely exciting for us because India and Pakistan are two nations that share a common passion for food. Sitting in India, we would only hear about how they make their burra kebab and biryani … now we can see it for ourself,” said Smeeta Chakrabarti, chief executive officer, NDTV Lifestyle.

Hosted by actors Ira Dubey and Aly Khan, the show will be aired Monday-Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

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