Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Pleasantly surprised to see Chef Maneet Chauhan on the Judges’ table of “Chopped” yesterday. Those who do not follow the recent cooking shows on food network probably haven’t heard of Maneet Chauhan. She was one of the aspiring candidates on the “Next Iron Chef” show. Before that she had actually competed on an Iron chef episode challenging Chef Morimoto. Unfortunately, she wasn’t successful in either of them. Personally I think she is a very talented chef, pretty bold in her culinary attitude. What probably works against her is most of the food she cooks has the Indian/Asian influence. Watching her as a judge and not a participant in “Chopped” makes me feel happy; she is finally getting her due.
FYI – Maneet Chauhan is an executive chef at VERMILION which has branches in Chicago and New York. (And no I wasn’t paid to write about her!) till then, food and more food….