Toddy Shops become stars…

American author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain arrived in Alappuzha in March 2010 to learn about Kerala’s mouth-watering spicy cuisine about which he had heard from many. Later, his visit was featured on Discovery Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programme titled ‘No Reservations’. (see episode in question) This was hosted by him. His opinion about Kerala cuisine tasted in the toddy shops caught on and foreign tourists started flocking to toddy shops in Alappuzha. Bourdain appreciated not only the cuisine of toddy shops but also the hospitality of toddy shops.

His programme helped a lot to gain global attention and the toddy shop owners are formulating new strategies to lure tourists by their traditional culinary skills and improved way of toddy business.

Sholto Ramsay

Boss, motivator and general eccentric with a deep love of Kerala and India who just wants everyone to enjoy an amazing and life enhancing experience of Kerala.

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