Rahul Gandhi joins chefs of YouTube channel for cookout session
Chefs of the Village Cooking Channel (VCC), a vastly common YouTube enterprise run by a bunch of farmers from Chinna Veeramangalam in Pudukottai district, had been in for a shock once they had been invited to share a cookout session with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi throughout his latest election marketing campaign go to to Karur district.
“We were very excited to know that Mr. Rahul Gandhi was interested in meeting us; he had even watched some of our videos,” stated V. Subramanian, who runs VCC alongside together with his cousins V. Murugesan, V. Ayyanar, G. Tamilselvan and T. Muthumanickam, led by their grandfather and former mass caterer M. Periyathambi.
The VCC crew arrived in Karur a day earlier than to shoot their episode (as is the norm of their movies) within the verdant environment of a moringa plantation close to Aravakurichi.
“The original plan was for Rahul anna [elder brother] to join us from the beginning to cook mushroom biryani, but he got delayed due to his hectic schedule. However, he did join us to make raita. It was heart-warming to see how easily Rahul anna mingled with us,” Mr. Subramanian instructed.
In the video, introduced within the common boisterous model with the chefs asserting the components as they added them into the pot, Mr. Gandhi is seen following swimsuit and increasing his Tamil vocabulary by including vengayam (onion), thayir (yoghurt) and kallu uppu (rock salt) to a vessel. “I like to cook too,” he tells the chefs, joshing them as they posed for photographs.
Mr. Gandhi was accompanied by S. Jothimani, Congress MP from Karur, who additionally helped with the interpretation.
“I was inspired by the stories of the people behind Village Cooking Channel, and was happy to see how they are helping others with the income from their online venture. Mr. Rahul Gandhi was already familiar with their work on YouTube, so it was a nice way for us to meet up,” stated Ms. Jothimani.
The Gandhi scion spent over an hour-and-a-half with the VCC crew and sampled the biryani with raita on the finish, whereas seated on palm frond mats on the sector. Offering to rope in Chicago-based Sam Pitroda (who was an advisor to former Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi and Manmohan Singh) to assist VCC stage their present within the United States, he additionally urged that the group journey extra inside the nation.
As is the channel’s observe, the dish of the day was served to residents of an previous age residence close to Karur on the finish of the cookout session.
Mr. Gandhi signed off together with his verdict on the mushroom biryani: Romba nalla irukku (It’s superb).