Golden Temple, Golden Kitchen

24 Dec

The 60-minute documentary Himself He Cooks (2011) that we portrayed here has a 5-minute precursor called Golden Kitchen (2005), by the same Belgian filmmaker duo Valerie Berteau and Philippe Witjes on their first visit to the Golden Temple. I think you can watch it on youtube here. There are a couple of web entries with more information and photographic impressions of the langar such as here and here and here. I love the sheer scale of big kitchens, such as the plates for the meals in the photo below.

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Interestingly enough, there’s also a book called The Golden Kitchen (2010) available on blurb. It’s by Rome-born photographer Valerio Berdini (don’t get confused with Belgian filmmaker Valerie Berteau now). You can preview the entire book here.

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Again, sheer scale of pots and therewith the means of cleaning them in the next photo. Valerio has a few galleries on his website; the Golden Kitchen one is here.

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