From the Harvard South Asia Initiative Newsletter: On Monday, Sept. 17, Chef Vikas Khanna, Michelin Starred Indian Chef, restaurateur, food writer, film maker, humanitarian and the host of the TV show MasterChef India will bring True Business, a film about Sikh community kitchens, or langars, which provide free food to everyone who comes, regardless of belief. The langar has been a part of Sikh tradition since the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. The tradition is based in the ethic of equality, sharing, community and inclusiveness. True Business is the first film in Khanna’s Holy Kitchens film series, which visits sacred places, religious leaders, philosophers and devotees of the world’s religions to examine the experience of sharing food in a spiritual context. Watch the trailer here.
The Holy Kitchens series also includes films on the relationship between food and other faiths including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and others. More info can be found here.