I GUIDE TO OUT LOOK TRAVELLER MAGAZINE ,
(INDIA) FOR FOOD ART OF BIKANER....
( OUTLOOK TRAVELLER, OCTOBER- 2011 )
A link of Article by Outlook magazine ,writer Mr. Sopan Joshi
In Month september 2011 , A writer cum Photographer ( Artist) Mr. Sopan Joshi called me from Delhi . he told me i want to write a story on your city food art and culture so i want your help . i were not know to Sopan Joshi and in past i were not met to him live in my life so i felt some complicated condition a writer want help to a visual artist for his story of food art on my city , i were joked on my art masters ha ha..
But some one want my help in my city so i told him welcome in Bikaner Mr. Sopan I will available for you with my energy may be i can help you .Next day Mr. Sopan was in my city and i were met to him on the road , he was alone with his concept and camera bag when i Were Asked to him are you Sopan Joshi ? he was looking very different to others in that crowd of Bikaneri People . Sopan was stayed in Bikaner for four days and he was working hard for his story of Bikaneri Food Art Culture . we were moved in Bikaneri Street and caught lots of food center and shops of Sweet and Namkin .
Bikaner have a 525 years history and some basic food culture of our nation but here food taste and dis's are very different to other city's of our nation so i think Mr. Sopan Was in Bikaner with a Artist ..i mean with me ..ha , Writer Sopan was asking question and tasting to sweet dis or then he was shoot that shop of sweet and same work on namkin shop's ,
In sweet he was tasted RABDI,RASGULA,MOTIPAK,PANDHARI,MISHRI,DAL KI DILKHUSHAL and REVDI, and in NAMKIN he was tasted BHUJIYA ,DAHIBADA,KACHORI,PAPDI,METHI PURI,KANJI BADA,and in last he was tasted ICE GOLA and Child SHARBAT ,KHATA and PAAN ..
In that days he was meeting to some senior writer of Bikaner City and he was collected lots of information of Bikaneri Food Art culture with sound of Bikaner history . Mr. Sopan Know in that days the King and big business men were invited to City for three time food in a one day ,that was TIN DHADI . all city people were taken that food TIN DHADI .
In four days Mr. Sopan was visited the CHAI PATI,DOLAT KA CHATA ( ICE GOLA) ,CAMAN KA SHARBAT ,MULSA FULASA KI PAANI KI DUKAAN,JOSHI HOTEL ,B.K. SCHOOL KACHORI MARKET or MOHTA CHOK RABDI MARKET and some more street of Bikaner .
I saw a writer was taking picture,tasting food and writing about taste or cooking medium and sharing his past knowledge with shopkeepers of Sweet and Namkin with mood of fun . some time he was paying money to shop keeper but shop keeper was not taking money to him. i saw that love and respect of my city people that was for our city Guest Mr. Sopan or for me .over all Writer Sopan was happy to his story work and to city respect or love. in last movement of his journey he was buy some sweet and namkin of Bikaner for his friend and family ..I were noticed a writer came Bikaner for write a story on food taste and in last movement he was buy some taste for his self , i can say that was a result of magic of Bikaneri food art culture on Writer Sopan.....!
( A link of Article by Outlook magazine ,writer Mr. Sopan Joshi )
yogendra kumar Purohit