Episode 304: Make Me a Canteen for My Soul

Food is more than just sustenance for the body. Food contains stories, memories, emotions, and the ingredients of the self. Sameer Seth and Yash Bhanage join Amit Varma in episode 304 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe their journeys in food, from starting cult restaurants like Bombay Canteen and O Pedro, to setting up the pathbreaking Bombay Sweet Shop, to now taking that deeper dive into the role food plays in our society.

Also check out:
1. Sameer Seth (LinkedInInstagram and Twitter) and Yash Bhanage (LInkedInInstagram and Twitter).
2. Hunger Inc on LinkedIn and its own website.
3. Bombay Canteen on Instagram and its own website.
4. O Pedro on Instagram and its own website.
5. Bombay Sweet Shop  on Instagram and its own website.
6. Choco Butterscotch Barks — Amit Varma’s favourite dessert of all time.
7. Enthu Cutlet.
8. The Indianness of Indian Food — Episode 95 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vikram Doctor).
9. A Scientist in the Kitchen — Episode 204 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Krish Ashok).
10. Religion, Food, Indian Society — Episode 207 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shoba Narayan).
11. Restaurant Regulations in India — Episode 18 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Madhu Menon).
12. Haruki Murakami on Amazon.
13. Setting the Table — Danny Meyer.
14. Sameer Seth’s Instagram post on Floyd Cardoz.
15. Varun Grover Is in the House — Episode 292 of The Seen and the Unseen.
16. Will Guidara on WikipediaInstagramTwitter and TED.
17. The boys behind The Bombay Canteen are hungry for more — Shrabonti Bagchi.
18. Shoe Dog — Phil Knight.
19. If You Are a Creator, This Is Your Time — Amit Varma.
20. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on the creator ecosystem with Roshan AbbasVarun DuggiralaNeelesh MisraSnehal PradhanChuck GopalNishant JainDeepak Shenoy and Abhijit Bhaduri.
21. 1000 True Fans — Kevin Kelly.
22. 1000 True Fans? Try 100 — Li Jin.
23. The Refreshing Audacity of Vinay Singhal — Episode 291 of The Seen and the Unseen.
24. Stage.in.
25. The Fat Duck — Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant.
25. Tesouro by Firefly.
26. Chef’s Table and Masterchef.
27. Saransh Goila and Ranveer Brar on YouTube.
28. Dance Dance For the Halva Waala — Episode 294 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Jai Arjun Singh and Subrat Mohanty).
29. Barkha Cardoz’s talk on Floyd Cardoz at The Welcome Conference.
30. Roshan Abbas and the Creator Economy — Episode 239 of The Seen and the Unseen.
31. Creativity, Inc — Ed Catmull.
32. Delivering Happiness — Tony Hsieh.
33. Talk Like TED — Carmine Gallo.
34. Yash Bhanage’s Instagram prank on his head of marketing.

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Episode art: ‘Sustenance’ by Simahina.