The creation of the information resource / book has necessarily been a long process with extensive expertise, experience and outreach necessary and achieved to achieve such an important result.
A long overdue educational resource that covers culture and practicalities, enabling an effective platform and profile for UK, Ireland, Europe and broader English languaging speaking countries through the medium of getting to know in depth Nepali traditional and contemporary home-cookery. Consequently this achievement has seen exceptional levels of thanks and best wishes on what has been accomplished. Below we provide a set of Subhakamana formal best wishes and words of feedback on the value and uses of the information resource/book, starting with that from the Honourable Prime Minister of Nepal, the Honourable Minister for Culture and Tourism, and H.E. the Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom.
- The Honourable Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr K.P. Sharma Oli
- The Honourable Minister for Culture and Tourism, Mr Yogesh Bhattarai
- H.E. the Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi
- Vice Chair of the NRNA UK, Mrs Rojina Pradhan Rai
- President of the Kirat – Rai Samaj, Mrs Kalpana Rai
- UKNFS Chief Advisor, Mr Hiradhan Rai
Formal dedicatory best wishes ‘Subhakamana’ messages, in the order listed above:
I am pleased to provide words of appreciation to the UK-Nepal Friendship Society for its book ‘Traditional & Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little known but important South Asian Cuisine.’
I believe the book contains informative materials and provides with knowledge for the English-speaking world including the United Kingdom and Ireland about the genius of Nepali traditional and contemporary cuisines in a clear and structured way. I am happy to learn that our cuisines have received unique recognition among professional and educational British catering colleges and are recognised as delicious and healthy foods. I hope the book complements to the furtherance of Nepali cookeries in Nepali restaurants and catering sectors and promote Nepali food tourism in the United Kingdom.
I wish to thank the UK-Nepal Friendship Society and appreciate the contribution of Alan Mercel-Sanca and Deepak Tamrakar for bringing this publication out.
KP Sharma Oli
Prime Minister of Nepal
September 14th 2020
I am delighted to learn that UK Nepal Friendship Society is publishing a resource book, Traditional & Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little-known but important South Asian Cuisine’. This book is expected to promote rich variety of Nepali cuisines in the UK in particular and Europe in general. It will also boost Nepali restaurants, culture and tradition at the same time.
Nepal has a mosaic of 125 ethnic groups with their special cultural patterns, linguistic variations and lifestyles in which cuisines have their unique distinctive place. This book will showcase some prominent cuisines of Nepal and South Asia by which Nepal’s cultural tourism can be best promoted. Since large section of Nepali diasporas all over the world is involved in restaurant business, this book will be of great use to all of them besides its utility and importance in the UK.
I appreciate the work of this book’s main contributor, Mr. Deepak Tamrakar and its compiler Mr. Alan Mercel-Sanca for their great initiative and hard work. I wish the book a great success.
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Greetings from the Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom!
I am pleased to learn that the UK-Nepal Friendship Society is publishing a Volume of ‘Traditional & Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little known but important South Asian Cuisine.’
Nepal is a rich country in nature and culture. It is rich in its amazing nature and diverse culture. It is also rich in its ethnic diversity which has enormously contributed to the variety of foods and culinary traditions.
The unique and delicious foods of Nepal are the identity of the country and its people. It is a matter of pride that the Nepali food and recipes have become popular in the United Kingdom and in several countries of Europe. They have contributed to get Nepal known to the United Kingdom and several other countries of the world.
I am hopeful that the publication of the Volume of ‘Traditional & Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little known but important South Asian Cuisine’ will enormously contribute to promoting and popularizing Nepali cuisine in the UK and other parts of the world.
I congratulate the UK-Nepal Friendship Society for its endeavours in publishing this important book. I also appreciate the enthusiasm and hard work of its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Alan Mercel-Sanca to bring out this praiseworthy volume.
Long live Nepal-Britain relations!
Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi
Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary
September 20th 2020
NRNA UK Vice President, Mrs Rojina Pradhan Rai
Traditional & Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little-known but important South Asian Cuisine ‘created by the UK Nepal Friendship Society, gives I believe, all who are in our UK Nepali restaurant and catering sector, and those in Ireland and Europe, a significance profile-raising boost.
I can see that through its focused nature, effective culture-sharing detail, all who read this book will be inspired and want to try and even cook themselves, Nepali home cookery. As such I believe it opens a new era in Nepali food tourism, and for the Nepali restaurants and catering sector in the West, with the very important, innovative new focus on dynamics of home cookery of both traditional and contemporary kinds, and with a solid nutritional as well as cultural context, base.
Food tourism stimulates job creation in Nepal, and I believe is a part of cultural tourism that offers major scope for structured development; this book enables this for our friends in the UK, Ireland, and in the English-speaking world in a way that has not existed before. By part of the book including practical demonstration and subsequent successful teaching at a renowned UK catering college, it blazes an important trail to show we can seek to see Nepali cuisine, home cookery being included in catering colleges teaching South Asian, global, curriculums.
I am very pleased to commend the work of this book’s main content contributor Deepak Tamrakar with his contribution of hundreds of hours of support including teaching and demonstrating, all the others who have provided invaluable content and to Alan Mercel-Sanca, the book’s compiler.
Mrs Rojina Pradhan Rai
NRNA UK Vice President
Mrs Kalpana Rai, President of the Kirat Rai Yayokkha United Kingdom
13 September 2020
Salutations from the President of KRY UK to one and all.
Nepali Cuisine Resource:
I am pleased to provide my sincere support to the ‘Traditional & amp; Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little-known but important South Asian Cuisine,’ a book and a study resource developed by the UK Nepal Friendship Society to the rest of the world.
The passion with which the subject described is blended with expertise and a very clear purpose of outreaching the broader British community in an instructive and attention securing way. I believe the book will light the way to bring Nepalese cuisines, especially through the medium of home cookery, to the UK, Ireland and Western English-speaking world’s catering colleges world cuisines teaching. As well as curriculums that other people have achieved here and across the world.
All of this is now achievable as an educational resource, through attention on the nutritional quality as well as the Nepalese flavour and visual presentation of our wonderful cuisine. I believe this book building on preceding work, which through the medium of home cookery to a higher level, will strongly support food tourism in a structured way in Nepal.
I wish to congratulate all who contributed to this important cultural and educational publication, and especially its compiler Alan Mercel-Sanca, and its chief content contributor Deepak Tamrakar.
President KRY UK
UK Nepal Friendship Society Chief Advisor, Mr Huradhan Rai
It gives great pleasure to read ‘Traditional & Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little-known but important South Asian Cuisine,’ a book and study resource developed by the UK Nepal Friendship Society and in which passion for the subject described is blended with expertise and a very clear purpose to outreach to the broader British community in an instructive and attention securing way.
The book picks up from and complements very well the A Taste of Nepal – UK, Nepal – Britain bicentenary book and I believed will be welcomed by all in our beloved UK Nepali restaurant and catering sector. It constitutes an effective educational resource for all of those interested in Nepali cuisine through its home cookery approach. It has been very good to learn that ‘Traditional & Contemporary Nepali Home-Cooking: Discovering a little-known but important South Asian Cuisine’ has not only been demonstrated in front of established as well as aspiring chefs, but actually taught directly with thorough success to first year students by Mr Tamrakar, the book’s principle content contributor, at one of England’s most renowned catering colleges.
I second the important observations of our Honourable Prime Minister Mr Mr Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, And Honourable Minister of Culture, Tourism and civil Aviation Minister Mr Yogesh Bhattarai of this achievement, on the significance of recognition of the uniqueness of Nepali food and its delicious and healthy nature in such a setting. This is greatly to be welcomed for it gives I believe, our restaurants and catering sector, support, and also stimulates interest in Nepal food tourism development.
Mr Hiradhan Rai
UKNFS Chief Advisor