In an effort to conserve Pakistan’s rich culinary heritage, renowned Pakistani filmmaker and two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has started the “Museum of Food” initiative.
It is necessary to preserve and record significant food stories from all over Pakistan because traditional practises and recipes are at risk of being forgotten due to the challenges of globalisation and the passage of generations.
The establishment of an online repository for these stories has been announced by Chinoy’s production company, SOC Films, which has been collecting authentic and unusual recipes and culinary customs from all over the nation for the past three years, especially those that are in risk of being lost.
SOC Films is seeking submissions from home cooks, chefs, and food enthusiasts for The Museum of Food, which will highlight distinctive and varied accounts of Pakistani food culture.
The production company is particularly interested in stories on both historic and contemporary agricultural techniques in Pakistan, especially those that are in danger of disappearing.
The production company invites women to submit their experiences because they frequently have the most sensitive practises and recipes.
Chinoy is dedicated to keeping her family’s culinary traditions alive. She claims that her grandmother saved their recipes, and she is upset to see that many of these customs are no longer followed in Pakistan.
The Museum of Food initiative seeks to preserve Pakistan’s distinctive culture, heritage, and cuisine for upcoming generations.