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The Village of Cooks

Kudalore, India, 1995 A crew of well known cooks prepares a weeding banquet. Kalayur is known as the village of cooks. This small rural hamlet in the south Indian province of Tamil Nadu is home to the regions most well known cooks, who travel all over the country to prepare banquets for up to 10.000 people. 72-year-old Ramasami Krishnasami Balaraman is the oldest chief cook of the village and he works with his son Iliango and a crew of several dozen helpers to satisfy the extravagant desires of his clients.

photo : Frédérique Lengaigne | REF. F160606009

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