Series to be filmed on location in India and in Iyer’s Minnesota Home Kitchen
October 30, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN – Raghavan Iyer, celebrated chef, author and host of the EMMY® Award winning documentary “Asian Flavors”, is developing his recent Workman Press book, “Indian Cooking Unfolded” into a television series to debut on PBS in Fall 2015. The series will follow Iyer as he travels to India and brings viewers along on an exotic adventure. Iyer will travel throughout India, shopping in local markets, meeting with local vendors and sharing his personal history. The cameras will continue to follow Iyer as he returns to his home kitchen in Minnesota to show how to cook simple Indian dishes with six to ten ingredients or less based on recipes from the book.
Iyer is developing the series with Executive Producer, Phyllis Louise Harris, an experienced writer, author, and creator of the book and EMMY Award winning television documentary “Asian Flavors: Changing the Tastes of Minnesota since 1875”. James Beard Award winning Producers and Directors, Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, of “The Perennial Plate” bring their creative storytelling experience to the filming and editing of the series. Rounding out the creative team, Iyer will utilize the museum-quality handmade dishes and vessels from world-renowned potter Richard Bresnahan of Saint John’s Pottery.
The series is under development for 13 episodes to include travel to some of India’s most well known markets from episode one in Mumbai, Iyer’s hometown, to episode 12 in Varanasi, India’s oldest living city, all concluding with episode 13 in Iyer’s Minnesota kitchen with a meal composed from recipes discovered in the book and from his travels.
Company Name: Raghavan Iyer Productions LLC
Contact Person: Raghavan Iyer
City: Eden Prairie
Country: United States