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NESFAS Hosted Culinary Contest in Meghalaya 

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Shillong: The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) on Friday hosted the first-ever Mei-Ramew Culinary Contest (for youths) as part of the International Youth Day celebration that was held recently. The contest was organized alongside the monthly Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market (August Edition) at All Saints Hall, IGP. Four youths from Meghalaya participated in the competition and 28-year-old Rilang Blah, a self-taught cook and a post-graduate in Mass Media, bagged the first prize. She said, “I am very thankful to NESFAS for giving me an opportunity to cook food using these indigenous ingredients. “Persis Sohthiang received the first runners’ up title. One of the two judges, renowned chefTeiskhemLynrah, co-founder of Meraki Bombay, a pop up kitchen that promotes indigenous food and ingredients across the country, said, “It was a really good display of cooking skills. From kitchen management to innovation, plating skills and to taste and other more.”

Esther Sawian, another judge of the competition, lauded the participants for their enthusiasm in promoting traditional ingredients. “It was an explosion of authentic flavours at the Mei-Ramew Culinary Competition. It was a pleasure to see the young ones cook with such passion to create delicious and innovative recipes using the indigenous resources available to them.”

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