Amjad Khalid’s Dough Central Connects People Through Food

Food connects us all. It connects us to each other, to our own pasts and

identities/memories, and to the larger world around us. We can think of these

connections as going both inwards and outwards, so that food can take us into

exploring ourselves as well as the impact that we as individuals might have on other

people, economies, ecologies, and society. Food has been our basic language and the

reason the world connects. It lights up our mood when we are sharing a meal with our

loved ones. It’s a way we have shared foods throughout history and it’s a language that

connects us all. No matter what language we speak Hindi, Chinese, or English we can

stir the pot and cook something that we can all enjoy. Sharing foods and recipes is the

common language we all understand, even dating back in our history when people

were trading

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IIHM Connects 50 Countries, 24 Time Zones in Opening Ceremony of World’s Biggest International Young Chef Olympiad

The YCO 2021 virtual webcast is completely being controlled from the IIHM Kolkata Global Campus in Salt Lake. This technically advanced and equipped campus has been made into the headquarter of the culinary heats this year with the entire technical team geared up and ready to support this massive event through a complex system of web connectivity through seven days. The Opening Ceremony kicked off from the YCO Global Studio at the Global Campus from where the YCO participants, mentors, judges, students and all well-wishers in 50 countries, across 24 time zones and six continents connected on the same platform at the same time.

The Opening Ceremony commenced with the introduction of the countries participating with their young chef and mentor representatives. In view of the pandemic situation across the world, the participation is much less as most countries that are still under the influence of the Covid-19 virus and

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