The Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) organised a three-day Cooking Fiesta from the 24 th to the 26 th of February, 2018. The event was co-ordinated by Prof Minakshi Chaturvedi and was attended by 20 students. The first day witnessed the celebrity cook cum caterer Raju Maharaj taking the students through a journey of the culinary delights from Gujarat. Kadhi-Daal- Bhaat-Saag, the standard Gujarati staple was the fare as students learnt the basics. The Maharaj, who runs the hugely popular canteen of the Lakshmi-Narayan Temple and is therefore no stranger to the city’s gastronomically inclined connoisseurs, was exceptionally well received by the students who were keen to share his magic recipes. The second day witnessed the entry of Harshita Malik – the aroma of whose dishes, it is said, precedes even her reputation. She took the students through a hands-on crash course of Italian cuisine, what is popularly referred to as “Continental”. Sautéed in white sauce and dipped in cheese, she showed the students the foundations on which the Romans had built their empire. Naturally, the happiness of the participating students was legion. Harshita Malik was the guest of honour again on the third day, when she explained to the students the basics of baking. The egg-less cake, she showed the students first hand, is not an oxymoron and is well within the range of “doable” things for all those with a desire to bake that perfect sponge cake of happiness. The participating students hailed the classes, having learnt the basics of what makes the difference between a cook and a great one. But the happiest were off course the volunteers in the Dean’s Office, who got to taste the great food on all the three days. This report has been filed by Bushra Sheikh of the Expressions Collective of the BESC.