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Experiences of Kerala cookery and hospitality at Nimmy's Home :

I don’t remember the last time I learned as much in a morning or at all as well at lunch. This is a complex and fascinating cuisine, so beautifully and lovingly cooked, that needs to be more widely known.

Betsey and R.W Apple jr U S A
Associate Editor, The New York Times

What a pleasure to sit in the bosom of a house hold in Kochi, with the hospitable Nimmy and V.J. Inspired and sate by Nimmy’s brilliant cooking _ we feel we have experienced a great tradition.
Paul Theroux and Sheila Theroux ,U S A
(Author Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941 and published his first novel, Waldo in 1967. His subsequent novels include The Family Arsenal, Picture Palace, The Mosquito Coast, etc etc …and Sheila Theroux founded Sheila Donnelly & Associates as a public relations and marketing support consultancy for luxury hotels and resorts, real estate and retail )

Such clean perfect food!what a treat,hope this style makes it to my country!
Jeremy Piven
(Jeremy Piven is an actor of extraordinary talent. Classically trained at his parents theatre school in Evanston, IL, USA.)

Nimmy Paul thank you so much for your gracious hospitality and most delicious food. We look forward to sharing more meals together.
Greg Drescher and Mai Pham U S A
(Greg Drescher is the Director of Education &International Studies of the Culinary Institute of America Greystone and his wife Mai Pham is a Columnist and cook book author ,food journalist)

Many thanks for inviting us into your beautiful home.
(gary Danko is widely recognized as one of America's most talented and respected chefs. His achievements include a James Beard Foundation "Best Chef - California" award and reflect his lifelong pursuit of excellence in the culinary arts. Danko's successes can be attributed to his many years of study and hard work, combined with an innate ability to create dishes of both elegance and depth that evoke the simple pleasures and warmth of home cooking.)

It was a pleasure to visit and very interesting to watch you cooking one of the finest meals we had in Kerala.
Thanks and best wishes to you both.
(Shaun Hill, the Michelin starred chef of The Merchant House, Ludlow Shaun Hill was voted one of the top twenty chefs in the world in 2002 )
The Walnut Tree Restaurant
Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8AW.
Thank you, all (particularly Nimmy) for such a wonderful food, drink and hospitality.
Robert Ballagh and Betty Ballagh, Ireland
(Robert Ballagh, one of Ireland's foremost painters and designers and the man behind the Irish bank notes.

I am so happy to be back in Kerala visiting my dear friend Nimmy.She is one of the best cooks in Kerala and it is an honor to know her.
Maya Kaimal, New York, U.S.A
(Maya is the author of Savoring the Spice Coast of India. She was also photo editor of Good Housekeeping, and Saveur)

Maya was right to celebrate her friendship with you in our contacts with her.” You must visit Nimmy and Paul," she told us, and we are so happy that we are here. You have proven to us that it is possible to learn something new and important everyday.
Fred and Linda Griffith, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A
(Linda and Fred are the famous authors of the James Beard Award winning Onions, Onions, Onions and other cookbooks)

What a pleasure to have partaken of the glories of your kitchen. Kerala should be proud of one of the prime proponents of its cuisine.
Robert Wemischner, Los Angels, U.S.A
(Robert is an acclaimed chef, cooking instructor and lecturer

I can hardly express the happiness I feel finally meeting Nimmy after our initial E-mail friendship. Maya has certainly found the best cook in kerala because she cooks from her heart, God bless and may we have more meals together in the future.
Linda Bladholm, Miami, Florida, U.S.A
(Linda is the author of The Asian grocery Store Demystified. A widely traveled culinary writer, she specializes in Eastern cookery)

I hope we will see you in a few months continuing cooking together.
Sylvie LeNôtre
The LeNôtre family is considered the leading patisserie, (baker), in France

I am going tomorrow and when look back upon the pervious 8 days; I can feel how much I have learned from you. I came for a cooking course and have learned as much in cooking as in the Kerala lifestyle that I was awarded to share with you ,Paul and Joseph, also all the kind members of your family .I wish you all the best in your new and nice home.
Helene Sanial, FRANCE
(She is the Officer Pilote de Ligne/ first officer in Air France)

Nimmy you are an amazing cook,host and friend !Thank you for such a lovely afternoon of class and lunch and your hospitality, with love
Julie Sahni
Julie Sahni is one of America's leading experts on the food and cooking of India. She is recognized for her work as a chef, cooking teacher and author of a group of critically acclaimed books

Don't make it short,Nimmy says,but I could go on and on singing the praises of this wonderful home - such marvelous food, such lovely people,and such a grand experience .Thank you for all you've done and here's to a bright future.
Nancy Harmon Jenkins
Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the author of a number of books, including Flavors of Puglia and The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. A contributing editor to Food & Wine, she writes often for the New York Times and other national and international publications. She divides her time between Cortona, Italy, and the coast of Maine

Sensational food generosity & passion thank you both so much xxx
Christine Manfield
(Chef & Author,When it comes to Australian chefs, few are as highly regarded as culinary perfectionist Christine Mansfield.
Her influence extends far beyond the doors of her Sydney).

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