Glimpses of Cooking on Woods of Olden Days

Swami Vivekanand Vidyaprasarak Mandal’s
College of Commerce
Bori, Ponda- Goa

(Affiliated to Goa University and Recognised by UGC under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956)

Department of Library & Information Science

Library Activity


“Glimpses of Cooking on Woods of Olden Days”
Preamble:-Department of Library & Information Science of Swami Vivekanand College of Commerce Bori Goa in collaboration with NDLI club organized a “Glimpses of Cooking on Woods” on 2nd March 2024.
Participants: – College staff & students
Description: – Swami Vivekanand Vidyaprasarak Mandal’s College of Commerce, Department of Library and Information Science in collaboration with the NDLI club and Readers Clubs organized “Glimpses of Cooking on Woods of Olden Days” for the college staff and students.

The event’s goals were to bring back the allure and authenticity of traditional cooking techniques, demonstrate the ease of use and efficacy of using wood and open flames as the main cooking medium, and raise awareness of the benefits of eating healthily in earthen pots or other types of metallic utensils and to advise the next generation to stay away from fast and refrigerated food. Mrs. Neelam Nagvenkar who is a retired teacher and culinary expert, judged the dishes based on authenticity, creativity, and taste by declaring student MasterChef and staff MasterChef. According to librarian Sonia Desai, the College Library planned a special event to honor the heritage of traditional cooking techniques and highlighted the value of eating healthily highlighting the use of chulahs and earthen vessels.

Principal Dr. Shekhar Sawant,, lit the chulahs to mark the commencement of this culinary journey. In his address to the audience, Dr. Sawant emphasized the importance of incorporating natural and locally sourced ingredients into our daily diet. He highlighted the nutritional benefits of traditional cooking methods and how they contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

Shri Minanath Upadhye (Management) said during the event that this initiative not only will serve as a delightful cooking experience but also as an educational platform to create awareness about the importance of healthy fresh food cooking style and avoiding the fast food and such events as “Glimpses of Cooking on Woods of Olden Days” are essential to the College Library’s mission of promoting a culture of health and well-being among its staff and student.

Compere was Assistant Prof Mr. Girish Kapdi and a Vote of thanks was given by Librarian Mrs. Sonia Mukesh Desai.