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British film maker Grace Lee going to be making a film on Odia food,

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureaue)13/2/17: Award winning independent filmmaker Grace Lee has expressed her interest in making a film on Odia food, known for its unique flavour and taste. Lee was in the city to screen her film ‘Off the menu: Asian America ‘ in several parts in Odisha as part of the American Film Showcase (AFS) conducted by United States(US) Consulate General, Hyderabad.
While apeaking to the media, Grace Lee has said that she liked Odia food very much. During her journey to the state, she had tasted some foods like the powder (badi chura), and shrimp (Chingudi checha) and fish with mustard gravy, which she never had before. She said that in US such typical Odia foods are not being served at the Indian Restaurants. She had heard a lot about the temple food of Odisha.The proposed film is a road trip into the kitchens, factories, temples and farms of Asia Pacific America that explored how our relationship to food reflects our evolving community.
Debashis Patnaik, founder of Dalma chain of restaurants that serves typical Odia food, had a discussion with Lee on Odia food when she was in the city.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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