The initiative was launched yesterday with Bottura improvising a three-course meal of soup, pasta and ice cream for 60 vulnerable people from the local community in West London, from 50 crates of surplus ingredients provided by The Felix Project, assisted by an army of volunteers. The food is enjoyed in a restaurant-style setting.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.