Left to Right - Shivika Kothari and Chef Neha Deepak Shah
Left to Right - Shivika Kothari and Chef Neha Deepak Shah

California Walnut Commission hosts California Walnut Festival in Jaipur

ANI | Updated: May 01, 2018 16:45 IST

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], May 01 (NewsVoir): California Walnut Commission in association with Meraaki Kitchen hosted its first ever California Walnut Festival in Jaipur today. Addressing the gathering were Shivika Kothari, Founder, Meraaki Kitchen and Neha Deepak Shah, Celebrity Chef who shared their views on how walnuts have a flavor profile that pairs beautifully with a variety of seasonal foods.

Showcasing the usage and versatility of walnuts, Chef Neha Deepak Shah curated an exciting Indo-Western fusion menu made exclusively with California Walnuts. The month-long festival, will offer some delectable appetizers and lip-smacking walnut desserts such as Walnut Hummus on Laavash, Walnut Cheese Crostini, Walnut Caramel Biscotti and Akhrot ka Halwa to the discerning consumers in Jaipur.

Pamela Graviet, Sr. Marketing Director, International at California Walnut Board and Commission said, "The California Walnut Festival is the city's first edition of the walnut festival dedicated to creating an enriching experience for our guests. The idea is to highlight the usage and versatility of walnuts, showcasing them as a 'go-to' nut for cooking and snacking, befitting any meal or occasion. Not only are walnuts rich in plant-based omega 3 but also an excellent source of antioxidants and fiber, providing the ultimate nutrition your diet requires. We hope our esteemed guests will enjoy this delicious and healthy treat we have in store for them and will make walnuts a part of their daily diet plans."

Shivika Kothari, Founder, Meraaki Kitchen added, "Walnuts offer great taste and texture that holds up to a variety of flavour pairings. They can be served in any form - raw, toasted, candied or spiced - and incorporated into a variety of recipes. Considering the city's growing demand for healthy snacking and finger food options, California walnuts are the ideal choice for fitness and food enthusiasts."

Celebrity Chef, Neha Deepak Shah who demonstrated Walnut Goat Cheese Bites recipe at the event remarked, "California Walnuts are not only healthy but are also a wonderfully versatile ingredient to work with. It's great to be able to offer customers unique flavors with a promise of health in every bite. We thoroughly enjoyed working with California walnuts and hope to add more variety to our existing offering."

So, what are you waiting for? Add that extra dose of goodness to your meals with California Walnuts and lead a healthy lifestyle rich in essential nutrients. (NewsVoir)

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