‘MasterChef Australia’ finalist Pete Campbell plans pop-up with Shweta Salve


By Durga Chakravarty
New Delhi, July 28 |
‘MasterChef Australia 13’ runner-up Pete Campbell has plans to visit India and do a ‘pop-up restaurant’ with Bollywood actress Shweta Salve, who had shared with him a recipe for the reality TV cookery show.

The tattoo artist, who is now home-bound in Sydney because of a Covid-19 lockdown in force in his city, said he would head for India as soon as flights resume between Australia and India. Speaking with IANS from Sydney, Campbell recalled his conversation with Salve, whom he had connected with on Instagram.

“She has a restaurant and she wants me to come and take over for a few nights and do a pop-up there,” he said. “I would absolutely love to do that.” Salve is known for her appearances in ‘Hip Hip Hurray’, ‘Kittie Party’ and ‘Left Right Left’.

If Campbell and Salve are able to implement their plan, the Sydneysider will be the second “MasterChef Australia” celebrity to get into the restaurant business in India. Sarah Todd, who had appeared in the sixth season (2014) of the cookery show, now co-owns and operates a successful restaurant-cum-beach club named Antares in Goa.

The self-taught cook, who cites Italian chef Christian Puglisi as his inspiration, sounded hopeful when he said. “As soon as the lockdown is over, I think I’ll be busy. There are a lot of opportunities coming through. Life is going to be completely centred around food and cooking and that wasn’t ever the plan before I moved to Australia.” An American, Campbell quit his corporate job of 10 years in Los Angeles and moved with his wife and baby daughter (and another on the way) in 2015.

“It seems very exciting and I am happy to ride this wave as long as possible and take advantage of any opportunity that comes along,” Campbell said. “I am going to come to India as soon as I can. A lot of people want to see me in India and I can’t wait to visit and travel around, meet people and cook with them. As soon as world travel is allowed, I will make sure I am in India,” he added.

Talking about the recipe Salve had shared with him, Campbell said he was going to try and do it, and post about it. “I would love to learn to make Indian food authentically,” he added. About the places he plans to visit in India, he said: “I haven’t thought about it in depth and don’t have a plan, but I will go to as many places as I could get to.”

In case you missed “MasterChef Australia 13”, you could watch it on Disney+ Hotstar Premium.

(Durga Chakravarty can be contacted at durga.c@ians.in)

Source: IANS

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Dalal Street found no relief with incessant sell off during the month. Nifty traded on a bearish note and ended at 16025.80 with loss of 99.35 points or 0.62 percent following weak global cues on Wednesday. While Banknifty closed at 34339.50 on the higher side with marginal gain of 49.35 points.

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The weakness in US stocks is playing out globally with signs of higher inflation, which has spoiled investors’ appetite for the Indian market as well. Rising India VIX to 25.28 has led Indices to big intraday swings on both sides. Sectorally maximum sectors closed on the negative side as Nifty IT and Nifty Media sheds more than 3 percent each. While Nifty Financial Services ended on a positive side gaining 0.68 percent.

In nifty stocks, NTPC, HDFCLIFE, SBILIFE were the top gainers while ASIANPAINT, ADANIPORT and TECHM were the prime laggards. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 16200 followed by 16300 strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 15800 strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed three black crow patterns in the daily chart suggesting bearishness would remain intact. We expect a rise in volatility as well on monthly expiry day.

Riding against the trend may not be beneficial for short term traders. All major moving averages are lying above 16300 levels. Indicators such as MACD and RSI are still struggling to overcome the oversold zone in the daily time frame. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15800 mark while on the upside 16300 may act as an immediate resistance for monthly expiry. While Banknifty has support around 33500 while resistance is placed at 35200 on the daily chart.

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Source: Choice India


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