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Title Feast India: Village Wedding - Jaisalmer, Pushkar - Ep 1 Of 8 / Director: Dickinson, Michael
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2009
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Summary A lush and colourful glimpse into Indian culture, food and customs, presented by English-born chef, Barry Vera. In this eight-part series Vera savours the delights of simple street food and the amazing variety of tantalising regional cuisine.From a Sikh temple kitchen in Delhi - where up to 70,000 meals are served each day - to a tribal desert village in Rajasthan, a traditional village wedding in Ghanerao, a heady cardamom auction on the Malabar coast, to Mumbai's chaotic beach carnivals and then to the eerie silence of a salt mine in Baap Rin; Vera immerses himself in the diverse cultural influences that make each area of India so distinct.Feast India gives the viewer a generous and spicy slice of Indian life. The series is produced by Mike Dickinson.Episode 1: Village Wedding, Jaisalmer, PushkarVera visits Ghanerao, a small town in central Rajasthan, which bursts into life for a classic Hindu wedding. A family of cooks come to town and set up a makeshift kitchen to cater for 500 guests, while everyone waits for the moon.In Jaisalmer, a magical sand castle fortress on the frontier of the Pakistani border, Vera meets a family of sweet makers who have been pounding out local delicacies for ten generations. He later takes a camel ride to the Desert of the Thar, the perfect stage for a twilight concert of Rajasthani music.Vera discovers the mystical holy city of Pushkar, home of the famous annual Camel Fair, where 50,000 camels take part in a beauty pageant, a carnival with giant Ferris wheels and male 'Go Go' dancers, as well as a lake where you can wash away the sins of a lifetime. (From Australia, in English) (Part 1)
Event Broadcast 2009-12-31 at 16:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Camels.
Hindu women -- Social life and customs.
Hinduism -- Rituals.
Rajput (Indic people) -- Social life and customs.
India -- Rajasthan.
India -- Jaisalmer.
Form Streaming video
Author Dickinson, Michael, director
Vera, Barry, host
Bhati, Dilip, contributor
Bissa, Kailash, contributor