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.


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.


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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