Friday, January 30, 2009

Ananda Vikatan


Ananda Vikatan ( 29 Jan - 4 Feb) profiled the Cooking Solo for 500 event. I was thrilled that the correspondent stayed for the full three hours and watched fascinated !

9 comments:

Dr Edwin said...

Congrats to you Ramki. Landed here after reading the article in Vikatan. Amazed to see your simple receipies for making "Avials". Well done & God bless !

PS: Although you are generous and have made this receipies available free of charge, you may want to bring this in print to benefit millions more.

எம்.ரிஷான் ஷெரீப் said...

Read n vikatan.. congrats sir.
Wish u all success !
Pls write n tamil also !

Vibaas said...

Congrats on your achievment Ramki. Awesome!

Madhu said...

Congrats Sir,Read Anandha vikaten and found you here.Im spell bound by seeing your huge collection of recipes.You are doing a great work!Keep it coming :)

Surya said...

Great job sir!! astonishing compilations and appreciations for the innovative recipe tables!

Simply you rock - Mr. Ramki! So when can we expect ready made packs/kits ('Ramki-Brand'; really in a big way) for a fast forward kitchen from you!

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Vaishali said...

Ramki, This is just amazing: you put your money where your mouth is, and that takes a lot of courage. Kudos!

Srivalli said...

Ramki thats such a great moment...Congrats..great going!

Santhoshkumar said...

Machi Kalaku
-Karthik

sunshinemom said...

Hey! I just saw the pictures:) Great work. Congrats once again!!

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