A group of foodies on Sunday went to celebrate friendship day in style as Guwahati Foodie hosted an eco-friendly potluck at a scenic location on the outskirts of Hajo.
Guwahati Foodie, a Facebook group of more than 93,000 food lovers from various parts of the world, hosted a potluck party-cum-picnic near Hajo in Assam wherein food lovers relished some tasty Assamese cuisine amid the pristine environment. “Guwahati Foodie is a platform for food lovers from across the region. Here, we talk about the food scenario and anything and everything related to food. In the past one year, over 70,000 people joined the platform. There has always been a demand for offline activities where the foodies can connect. So, I thought to come up with this potluck plan,” said Sisir Kumar, admin and founder of Guwahati Foodie.
On Sunday, the group – connected by their love for food – went on an almost 2 hour drive from Guwahati to enjoy a discussion on food and everything, over a delicious platter amid nature. Guwahati Foodie ensured that the pristine nature is unharmed as they minimized the use of plastic. “We had our lunch on banana leaves. Also, the water ‘glasses’ were made of bamboo instead of using disposable plastic glasses. We ensured that the nature is not harmed while we foodies enjoyed some lip-smacking dishes – cooked in the open,” Sisir added. The event was supported by Oriental Bistro, Surya Gold Cement and Foodie’s World.
With its 93,000 and growing members, Guwahati Foodie is the largest foodie group in the Northeast India region.
“During the FIFA World Cup, we organized a special screening session at Oriental Bistro where the members enjoyed the Final match over some great food at special discounted rates. Also, we organized a mini meet-up at Assam Bhawan in New Delhi last month where a lot of members living in the National Capital Region participated. Besides, there is this annual Guwahati Foodie meet-up where a number of foodies from the city and outside gather to share their thoughts, experiences and expectations on food. In the near future, we hope to come up with more offline engagements for the foodies of the region,” Sisir added.