by Veena Bhat
The meaning of the word Paramaanna Prapancha is very pious & pure. 'Param' means Supreme and 'Anna' means food, 'Prapancha' means the Universe or world. In this 'Pra' means blossom and expanse, of the five basic elements as well as life principles. So this name showcases the classic or supreme foods from all over the world’s cuisine. Food is always treated as power of God. It gives Peace to our Soul, Energy to our Body and Prosperity in our Life. During my travels through many continents & countries, I’ve seen people eat a variety of food but many amongst these were common across all these places, such as boiled fresh corn and boiled peanuts, plain bread from wheat etc. When Mother Earth does not make any distinction amongst us and has given us her best food, then why should we. This thought process has inspired me to write and present some of the best dishes from all over the world in this book.