Kishwar Chowdhury has been making headlines for successfully securing a place among the top 24 contestants of MasterChef Australia Season 13. What's more inspiring than achieving this feat is her love and passion for Bangladeshi food.
Despite living abroad, Kishwar is deeply connected to her roots and culture, together with an unwavering passion for cooking. She started taking interest in the culinary arts from a very young age and attributes her penchant for cooking and knowledge of local food and flavours to her parents.
Through this competition, Kishwar wants to present the true identity and uniqueness of Bangladeshi food and flavours to a global audience, and put our local cuisine on the Australian food map.
Kishwar believes Bangladeshi food is underrepresented globally and it rightfully deserves more attention and appreciation. The playful use of flavours and the application of various cooking techniques to prepare local food truly retain the power to tantalize one's taste buds.
Thus, with her own creative twist on uniquely Bangladeshi flavours, she is confidently showcasing our heritage through food on an international platform and received rave reviews as well! With her impressive sense of aesthetics combined with a refined taste in food, Kishwar has received outstanding remarks from the judges so far.
Her ultimate food dream is to write a cookbook about traditional Bangladeshi food and flavours, which she may leave as a legacy for generations to come and share the stories of our local cuisine and the flavours of our rich heritage.
We wish Kishwar Chowdhury the very best of luck to pursue this beautiful dream, which she referred to as a "small dream" on the show, and get ahead in this culinary competition!