Breaking Borders: Kashmir Pictures
Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio travel to the beautiful countryside of Kashmir. They learn about the conflict that threatens its existence: to be part of India, part of Pakistan or its own independent state.
View from Our Gurkha Houseboat
From the balcony of their Gurkha houseboat, Mariana and Michael have a beautiful view of Nagin Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Mariana and Michael's first activity in Kashmir is having hot tea with local guide/fixer Faisul Yaseen.
Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat
The ornate interior of the Gurkha houseboat. The wood paneling is all handmade.
Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)
A traditional and colorful shikara (wooden boat) on Nagin Lake.
Srinagar's marketplace, where Michael and Mariana purchased a variety of spices and ingredients for their dinner.
In Srinagar, cooks, or wazas, prepare 36 different traditional meals known as wazwan. This many dishes is normally to celebrate a wedding.
Kashmir's street-food scene.
Where the Children Rest
The graves of children who were victims of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work
Mariana van Zeller takes a peek at the lamb kebabs that chef Michael Voltaggio has prepared for the final dinner on the houseboat in Srinagar.
The appetizing lamb kebabs on the grill.
Dinner is Served!
Michael introduces his dishes to the guests at the dinner table.