Om Books International, one of the largest publishers and book retailers in India, launched the book Flavors First by Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna at an event held at resto-bar Shiro, last night. Brought to India by Om Books International, Chef Vikas Khanna’s Flavors First carries a Foreword by the world renowned celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay. Flavors First captures the journey of Vikas Khanna as a Chef and has delectable recipes of his favourite Indian dishes that could be made at home. The chapters are devoted to the complete Indian meal including easy handmade breads, a variety of chutneys, appetizers, slow-cooked curries, desserts, and cool refreshing drinks. Chef Vikas Khanna cooked four of his signature dishes live at the launch event.

Flavors First was launched by the acclaimed columnist, journalist, talk-show host and author, Vir Sanghvi. The launch was attended by well-known names from the industry.

‘It is an honour to launch Chef Vikas Khanna’s Flavors First. His has been and continues to be an inspiring life. And to have expert food critic, celebrated TV host and one of our authors, Vir Sanghvi launch the book today at Shiro is a rare honour indeed. In the near future, you shall see several books written by Vikas Khanna being published by Om Books International. The Leela Palace, Audi Gurgaon, American Express, have in their own special way gone out on a limb to make this occasion very special,’ said Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International.   

On this occasion, Vikas Khanna said ‘I am delighted to be back in India for the launch by Om Books International of my book Flavours First. It presents memories that have seeped into my cooking, from my grandmother’s simple traditional dishes to living in New York where I have adapted the centuries-old traditions of Indian cooking to the wonders of the city’s ethnic diversity. Flavors First has some of my favourite recipes from starters to main courses or side dishes, savoury, and more. Everyone who loves to cook ought to dip into this book. I am equally excited at the thought of returning soon to launch another exciting book, Khanna Sutra, published by Om Books International.’

All praises about Vikas Khanna, Vir Sanghvi said, ‘Vikas’s journey as a Chef has been outstanding and is a true inspiration for those striving to reach culinary heights.’

Flavors First will be available at all Om Book Shops across the country and at other leading books stores in India.


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