Kishwar Chowdhury, who secured this position in the most popular reality show on food, MasterChef Australia recently met Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana.
Kishwar took her official Facebook page and shared her experience and called it “one I’ll remember for years to come”.
“I had the immense privilege of being invited into the home of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and creating some signature dishes that reflected my visits during winters in Bangladesh”, she wrote.
“What I thought would be a quick meet and greet, turned into long conversations over several cups of cha, ‘Tungipara Roshogolla’ and my first time trying ‘Mukhsolli Piththa”, she added.
She said, “It was an incredible experience sharing food, learning heritage family recipes and hearing stories of a bygone era of the lived history from two sisters who, despite having lived through so much, hold food, family and heritage at the very heart of their home. As I left with gifts of home grown varieties of Bangladeshi rice, mustard field honey, sesame oil and homemade ‘ghee’, I was told that “It’s always a proud moment to see our girls doing so well”.
Coming from the longest serving female Prime Minister in history, I have to say, I felt quite humbled. My travels always bring me unexpected experiences that linger long after I’ve come home…and this short week in Dhaka has been one I’ll remember for years to come.
This Bengali- Aussie chef won millions of hearts worldwide with her passion for Bangladeshi home-cooked food.