Gary Mehigan appreciates Hornbill Festival
Kohima, Dec. 9 (EMN): Gary Mehigan, renowned English-Australian chef and restaurateur, heaped praises on the famed Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, which according to him was distinct and localised.
Eastern Mirror got hold of Mehigan for a brief moment, who was seen taking photographs with his fans on the sideline of the ongoing Hornbill festival at the picturesque Naga Heritage Village at Kisama on Friday in Kohima.
Mehigan, who was one of the original judges on Network 10 series MasterChef Australia, informed that it is his maiden visit to Nagaland and the first time in Northeastern states.
“It’s a privilege for me because it’s a very different festival which is very local with the culture and colours together. Hornbill Festival is really beautiful,” said Mehigan, who co-hosted two shows on Australia’s LifeStyle Food channel, Good Chef bad Chef and Boys Weekend.
The celebrated chef said he loved Naga food adding that he had a memorable experience in the markets by seeing the organic products and particularly the edible insects which were put up on sale in Kohima during the day.
“I loved Naga food; I had a little bit of experience in Naga food,” he said, adding that they are here filming for National Geographic Channel.