DINNER WITH THE KAPURS
You are invited to an evening filled with stories of food, of the origins of local flavours, the significance of this food to various parts of a city’s life and the anecdotes and memories it invariably punctuates. Indulge in these fulfilling conversations over luxurious food and drink at a prominent home in Jaipur.
Your host, Mita Kapur, is a well-known name in India’s literary landscape. She is the founder of Siyahi, a literary agency that represents some of India’s best-known authors and also produces literary festivals in India and abroad. Mita herself is an author; her first book, The F-Word - is a delightful, food-centric memoir, travelogue and cookbook; and her latest, Chillies and Porridge, is an anthology of personal essays on food by some of India’s best writers.
As a host, you couldn’t possibly find a more suited one. Mita is the force behind Masala Chowk - a popular food court that gives Jaipur’s unsung street food a platform to reconnect with the modern urban population. She has helped design the menu at Alila Fort Bishangarh - Time Magazine’s “World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2018”, a property her family co-owns. Mita is now focussing all her culinary energies on planning and conceptualising her upcoming restaurant.