Exhibitions & Events
Food and everyday cuisine are integral to all cultures, more so with Pastoral communities;
they being producers of food products themselves! Pastoral cuisines are especially unique
since herders roam lands that are not suitable for agriculture. Pastoral animals browse
and graze a huge diversity of shrubs, trees, and grasses; and squeeze every bit of the
essential goodness from these vegetation. Not surprisingly, the milk of free ranging
pastoral animals is much more nutritious than milk produced by stall fed animals. And
pastoralists have, for centuries, experimented with milk, meat and bread in their ‘open’
kitchens as they set up their settlements under the sky.
The food section called ‘khanabadosh’ (literally means eating while wandering) through the
pastoral food cafe and workshops presented a mélange of interesting interplays of traditional
pastoral cuisines, and a take on pastoral ingredients by a band of committed chefs.