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Flavors First: An Indian Chef's Culinary Journey Hardcover – July 16, 2011
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"Vikas Khanna is a brilliant and original chef. I have no hestiation in recommending this book to lovers of great Indian cuisine." ― Salman Rushdie
"Vikas Khanna is an American treasure lent to us by his native India." ― Bobby Flay
"Vikas Khanna's enthusiasm for food is so intense that it practically explodes off the page. I could taste the dishes just by reading the recipes."―Jean-Georges Vongerichten
"Vika's dishes remind me of the richness and diversity that is the Indian heritage and culture."―Dr. Deepak Chopra
Top Customer Reviews
However, what I found to be most compelling is the simple yet subtle complexity of the flavors. Most of the Indian foods that I've been exposed to have had so many different ingredients and spices in one dish that it's difficult to distinguish any one particular flavor note and thus eventually everything tastes basically the same. Not so with these recipes. I love that there are only a few key flavors in each dish which allows the spices and ingredients to really stand out. It's about time someone has written an Indian cookbook in a sophisticated manner that really showcases the myriad of spices found in Indian cuisine. This truly is a stellar, knockout book that I would recommend for anyone who enjoys cooking, especially those who love cooking for others much like Chef Vikas.
Andrew Blackmore's writing and photos for Vikas are sensational!
I made the Basil and Zuchini Lentils. Delish! Looking forward to making Plantain Curry with Yogurt. Yum!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful book! Have tried out some recipes and the dishes turned out to be phenomenal!Published 6 months ago by Nicole Koehler
Interestingly written, but skimpy on variety. I'd rather spend the money on any of Maddhur Jaffrey's books, if one was looking for a reasonable variety of indian recipes.Published 22 months ago by S. Sanghani
It's a perfect book for indian cooking.This one reflects the experience of a very well trained chef.
Love his cooking
Beautifully presented book I have tried some of he recipes .....delicious!Published 23 months ago by Dianne Ayres