Rakesh Raghunathan is a food raconteur, with a deep and abiding interest in food history and practices, and its interaction with socio-cultural norms. Having launched and run a chain of healthy-food outlets in the past, he is now a full time food traveller and historian.
His travels so far have taken him to the far-flung nooks and corners of South India’s towns and villages, to discover a vast repertoire of indigenous food, and a body of culinary knowledge and practices. His travels are now documented in the form of a popular television show he hosts on television channels
The show is beamed across countries, and has found a significant following. Its unique format and seminal content sees him tie in food into the larger social and cultural landscape as he spends time engaging with communities, and observing the manner in which they grow food, cook, eat, and live.