Monday to Wednesday 9:30 pm
Chef Karan loves to cook Raan
CHEFS OF THE DAY
Manish MehrotraHe has brought in his unique inventive vision in creating a path breaking menu...
Poppy AghaShe started her culinary journey with a catering business at the age of 17...more »
RECIPE OF THE DAY
Foodistan - Do believe the hype!
Food wins at Foodistan
Foodistan took me on a culinary tour of India and Pakistan
MEET THE JUDGES
Vir Sanghvi The influential,
editorial director of HT Media Limited, Vir Sanghvi is a gourmand at heart.more »
Merrilees Parker Merrilees
Parker, popular British Celebrity Chef has been passionate about cooking since childhood
Sonya JehanSonya helped her
mother set up Karachi's only French restaurant, the exclusive Cafe Flo.more »
Get ready for a food fight between the best cooks from India and Pakistan on Foodistan.
Launches January 23, 2012, Monday to Wednesday 9:30 pm
ABOUT THE ANCHORS
Ira Dubey is the co-host on the show. An experienced
theatre artist, Ira has also acted in Bollywood films like Aisha. Ira is a self-professed
foodie and she brings in her love for all things tasty to the cooking arena, where
she interacts with the chefs as they compete to seduce the judges with their culinary
creations. The chefs may love her for her constant encouragement and support, but
she always gets them nervous and anxious when she reveals the final scores at the
end of every episode.
Aly Khan is our host and food commentator. Besides acting
in many film, television and theatre productions, including the recent hit Don 2
and the Hollywood production A Mighty Heart, Aly is also a discerning foodie. He
is well acquainted with food from all over the country and across the border as
he has lived in Mumbai, Karachi and London. He guides the audience through the chaos
in the kitchen, and reveals the ingredients, which will be the game changer in this
competition. His interactions with the chefs and the judges during the tasting,
add more tadka and flavour to the kitchen drama.
Foodistan has brought together two nations who have a common past, a common history and a common culture. Divided 65 years ago, today each holds a unique identity and is known more for being each other’s fiercest rivals yet in this arena we have seen a whole lot of camaraderie. The cooking rivalry that started 2 months ago culminates tonight and declares the Ultimate Chef amongst all 16! Tonight, it’s the declaration of the Winner, the trophy lifter and the to-be globe trotter!!
Having to prepare their signature dishes, the ace Chefs from each side, Chef Poppy and Chef Manish, are ready, charged and equipped to lift the title. Known for their specialized style of cooking, these two strong contenders, innovators and highly creative Chefs will now fight one last time - for personal honor, professional pride, and national glory.