Pratap Pothen says he is no gourmet
Reported By 13 Jul 2020
For the past few months, actor – filmmaker Pratap Pothen has been uploading photos of delicious dishes on his social media page, and it has been getting a mixed response from his followers too.
While some wondered why he is making these posts at a time in which many are facing difficulties due to lockdowns and Covid – 19, others said he is lucky to have access to such great food during this time.
Recently, he made a post explaining why he does what he does. He said, “I am no gourmet. The pictures I post about the food I eat does not make me one. It makes me a lucky person, who has a great cook, who has been with me for over 20 years. Before that, he was with my sister, and she was a great cook. She trained him. But, he is one of those rare cooks who has a gift of making anything that me cooks taste yummy. In Malayalam, one would say, ‘Kai Punyam,’ meaning blessed hands. He is creative, and keeps the kitchen spick and span. My friend Vinoo Mammen and the late Ravi Mammen and Arun Mammen’s home was another place where the food was great. My friend Chacko’s home (his mom was the great Mrs K M Mathew, whose recipes are followed by every Malayalee who got her books as a wedding present) as well. My friends are great gourmets, so I too started loving the food that they introduced me to.