Some adages go for cooking like “Cooking is an art, and those who love to eat are always good people.” “Two persons can never cook alike.” That’s why cook is considered as an art. To promote this art many broadcast media compete. A research says, television channels which telecasts a cooking show certainly has an audience.
Shows like Masterchef, Hell Kitchen, The French Chef, My Kitchen Rules, Ramsey Kitchen, Junior Masterchef,
Khana Khazana, etc., are eminent. Adding to the list an another prominent Indian show is “Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan.” India is a well-known country known for mosaic culture. A blend of varieties includes tradition, ethnicity, habits, customs and culture.
Having this in mind The Epic Channel come up with a new show which brings back the traditional culinary practices of the Indian royal kitchen before our eyes. Rangrez Media Pvt Ltd is the producer of the show. The show l completed two seasons with 35 episodes. Swapnil Sonawane, Laxman Anand, Aniruddh Barua, Jiten Lucky, Deepak Arya are cinematographers of the show. Akshar Pillai directed the season 1 and Gaurav Mehra,
George Varghese directed the season 2. Raghav Khana creates the concept; the season 1 premiere on 24th December 2014 with 11 one hour episodes. And the season 2 started on 8th July 2015 with 35 half an hour episodes. Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan, a well-researched show, presents enormous information on the history and Kitchen of India.
The show shoots the traditional methods of Indian cooking recipes like herbs, spices, sweets, and masalas. The theme of the show is to select the region where the first evolution of food begins. They visit and shoot the particular area and also narrates culture, heritage, customs and tradition of the people. Additional they reveal the secrets of preparing methods of the ingredients used by ancient people. In season 1 the episodes were from Delhi & Rampur, Kerala & Munnar, Jaipur & Jodhpur, Jammu, and Kashmir, Gujarat, Mysore & Coorg, Banaras & Allahabad, Lucknow & Mahmudabad, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Amritsar & Punjab. Likewise, the season 2 presents episodes from Tandur, Orissa, Chattisgarh, Andra, Puducherry, Kolkatta, Mangalore, Goa, Maharastra, Assam, Mathura, Sikkim, Murshidabad, Mumbai, Meghalaya & Tripura, Bihar, Ladakh, Uttrakhand, Madya Pradesh, Northern India, Southern India, Eastern India, Western India.
The show has received wide acclaim worldwide to bring the insight of the Indian Kitchen. Deccan Herald praised “the Epic Channel and the show” that the channel takes pride in showing our India's diverse cultural heritage and richness of cuisine variety in our own kitchen.