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Friday, November 24, 2017

Promila_Bahri__Sandhya_Mridul__Tisca_Chopra__Maria_Goretti__Arshad_Warsi__Ajay_Mago (1)On November 15th, Om Books International and BollyGoods launched popular VJ and model Maria Goretti’s debut book From My Kitchen To Yours, atLiving Room at The Mansion, Hyatt Regency Delhi. The launch saw Maria Goretti and actor Arshad Warsi in conversation with Delhi’s fifty power couples aboutthe dynamics between couples in a kitchen space, over champagne lunch. The talkwas moderated by Tisca Chopra.

BollyGoods, a one-of-its-kind platform that promote celebrity lifestyle and their inherited aesthetics, is all geared up this season to give you a peek into the world of the celluloid born. BollyGoods heldits 1st edition in New Delhi that primarily focused on a spectrum of celluloid inspired themes on art, lifestyle and fashion.

From MyKitchen To Yours: Food, Love And Other Ingredients celebrates howMaria Goretti lives her life, with memorable recipes from her mother’sEast-Indian spreads, aromas from her grandmother’s kitchen, and the food thatshe has seen, touched and tasted over her many travels across India, and the world, as a VJ with MTV. Add to that, all those delicious dishes she has eatenat her friends’ homes, especially those sinful desserts that she loved, whichshe tried and tried till she got them right. Divided into monthly menus withsoups, salads, starters, non-vegetarian and vegetarian main course dishes, and desserts, the recipes are simple and delicious. With a foreword by actress andpolitician Jaya Bachchan, the book presents a six-course meal layout for eachmonth, and easy-to-make recipes with ingredients readily available inany home kitchen. It contains an array of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes.

Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International said on the occasion, ‘A couple of years ago, I happened to go through Maria’s blog and was certain that she could put together a unique book redolent not only with the flavours of her rich cultural moorings, but also with those picked up along her journeys across India and beyond. And each page of this book reflects that vibrant repository and crossroad of cuisines that foodies like myself live for, cooked, as sheavers, with Love as the key ingredient.’

Promila Jain Bahri, Founder and Director, BollyGoodsadded, ‘My favourite from Maria’s book isthe Strawberry Salad – its healthy, looks yummy and is low on calories. The onething I’ve learnt from this vivacious celebrity couple is that the heart isimportant in whatever you do.’

Ravish Kapoor said, ‘It has been an absolute pleasure toassociate with BollyGoods and Om Books International for the book launch ofMaria Goretti. Making personalised invitations for a prestigious event likethis was an exceptional experience.’