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Cooking With The Locals In Bardem Village | 101 Wild Wild Chef

Unlocking the culinary secrets of Goa's Velips community.

Meet Karan: chef, traveller, adventurer and foodie. He's been around the world and learnt many international cuisines, but now it's time to come home to roost. Beginning his gastronomical journey in the villages of Goa, Karan travels to Bardem, a small village in the Cotigao reserve. Here, he will learn traditional recipes from the Velips: the local community of the region. The Velips are one of the original inhabitants of the Konkan coast, with many of them still following the traditions and cultures of their ancestors. Tag along as Karan learns the secrets they've handed down for generations.

101 Wild Wild Chef sends sous chef and recipe collector Karan Thakker off into the wilderness, to learn the traditional recipes of India's indigenous communities. He's the man with the pan, on a journey to some of India's most remote and beautiful spots, where he'll learn from the true masters: the locals he meets. The journey begins with the Velips and Ramponkars, two of Goa's oldest communities, and moves on to Karnataka's Siddi community.