Kiran Jethwa cooks a traditional meal of Biriyani with shrimps with a twist of his own for the otter fishermen in Sundarbans. Photo: Kiran Jethwa official website.
Kiran Jethwa, is a global ‘gastronaut’ and has traveled the world in search of adventurous and unique cuisines and cultures.
This time, the Fearless Chef, expands his radar and travels the length of Bangladesh, one of the world’s top fish producing nations, and discovers that the country’s fishing industry is as diverse as it can be dangerous.
He visits Karwan Bazar, a gigantic whole-sale kitchen market in busy Dhaka where produce from all over the country is collected and later distributed across the capital.
The 39-year-old food-lover is not faint of heart as he goes on a thrilling train-top journey risking his head in the process, visits the largest mangrove swamp in the world in the sweltering heat and goes fishing with otters- a unique fishing technique characteristic of this region.
He completed a BSc in hospitality management in Manchester and then travelled all over the world, from the US to Italy, France, South Africa, South East Asia, South and Central America and Australia to mould his professional abilities and broaden his palate.