Aval Vikatan is a leading Tamil Magazine from Vikatan group. It is the largest circulated contemporary women’s fortnightly magazine. It captures the very essence of Indian women, portraying her achievements and essaying her aspirations. Aval Vikatan awards commonly known as aval awards are the biggest honour given to most achieved women under many categories. Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards are given on basis of Food.
Aval kitchen is a monthly magazine, focusing food, cuisine from Vikatan Group. Aval vikatan in association with Aval Kitchen – conducts Aval Vikatan Kitchen yummy Awards . Aval Vikatan Kitchen yummy awards were given based on various categories of food – like top chef, top restaurants, best trend setter in food, best street food, best biriyani, best non-veg restaurant, best veg restaurant, best dietician, best youtuber and so on.
It was great pleasure, more happiness and much excitement when I received the Official invite for the Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards – Kitchen Yummy Awards. Since I have been blogging for about 5 years, I have been contributing recipes for Aval Vikatan since this January for their 30 recipes collection. I have contributed 60 recipes under two categories – Recipes from Leftover Food and Summer Recipes. It was much prestigious and happiest moment for me when my recipes got published in Aval Vikatan, since I have been reading the magazine for more than two decades.
Aval Vikatan Yummy Awards – Kitchen Yummy Awards was conducted by Friday 24th Aug 2018 at The Crowne Plaza Adyar Park, Chennai but still my heart and mind keeps on recollecting the good and beautiful moments held there.
More than a beautiful moment, I could even address it as a miracle moment, when I got to sit and chat with my all-time favourite Chellam Gopalakrishnan Aunty – who is crowned as Menu Rani Chellam. My baking skills and other cuisines except Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to her. (More about my craziness and experience with aunty would continue in forthcoming blogpost). No festival comes without her cookery programs in most of the television channels.
Very next was my all-time favourite Chef. Dhamodaran, commonly called as Chef. Dhamu, the first chef to get Doctorate in cooking. Like him the loads, the way he cooks like adding the ingredients and the way he shows the final stage and the way he narrates the recipe while cooking makes everyone who watch the cookery program to Drool. My first cookbook after marriage, was his recipes and that was time when I carried almost 3 books of Chef Dhamu when I was in Malaysia, also it kept travelling with me to U.K and now still in my hands. My Biryani collections and food combo is purely dedicated to him. I got to see him very close by to me, but unfortunately could not chat or get blessing from him.
I would call it a Dream come true moment with my inspirations (Chef. Dhamodaran and Chellam aunty). Most heart touching award to me is for the Best Youtuber – Arumugam Uncle who has a Youtube channel with millions of views and followers. It was totally a bliss to watch him on the stage. All the awards where much given to the hardest workers, whom deserve them purely.
Also, it was great honour, where we (food bloggers) were invited on to stage, by the name Home Chef’s to honour a Food Stylist.
Totally it was the Aval Vikatan Awards – Kitchen Yummy awards was is been and being more inspirational, encouraging and supportive award function. Also, there is something every time I talk about hard work and feel I don’t even possess a single percentage of luck and I would stand anytime saying that this award is one and only based on HARD WORK and nothing else.
Thanks Team AVAL VIKATAN for the invite, encouragement and inspiration. Now I would proudly and happily say that there are platforms were HARDWORKS are recognised and celebrated, thanks for the inspiration in me.