Simplest of things are the most difficult to do : Ritu Dalmia, Well-known chef
Updated on: 22 May 2016
Well-known chef Ritu Dalmia took Indians beyond pizza and pasta in Italian cuisine but feels there is scope for lot more
Ritu Dalmia is a name synonymous with Italian food in India. The famous chef today runs seven restaurants in Delhi but it was Diva which turned her into the grande dame of Italian cuisine. The popular chef, who was recently in Bengaluru to whip up dishes at the Luxe Drive event of Mercedes-Benz, takes a few questions. Excerpts.
How did you develop an interest in Italian food?
I started travelling to Italy when I was very young. My father had lot of business there so we would go there in our summer holidays. I also started going there with my missionary school. But I never thought I would become a chef. I wanted to be a business tycoon with a pink jet. I always liked to cook and since my mother can't cook I started learning it myself from a very early age. But I never thought of taking it as a profession, it just happened. It was destiny.
What do you think about the present state of Italian food in India?