Michelin- Starred Chef Vikas Khanna launches new book ‘Everyone Can Cook’
22 August’ 13, New Delhi: Om Books International and Hindustan Tin Works Ltd in association with The Flying Saucer Café launched Michelin - starred Chef Vikas Khanna’s latest title Everyone Can Cook published by Om Books International.
Everyone Can Cook was launched at The Flying Saucer Café, Epicuria Food Court, Lower Ground Floor, Nehru Place metro station, New Delhi - 110019.
A simple philosophy inspired by the idea of touching lives through food, Everyone Can Cook is Chef Vikas Khanna’s ode to those visionaries who took the first step towards preserving the goodness of nature in a can so that it can reach kitchens and tables across the world, even during emergencies, and nurture appetites and souls.
Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books Internationalsays, “Everyone Can Cook is not just a book for us; it is a personal belief that we religiously follow with varying results of course. In recent times, when India has been through such trying times, the can has played a noble role in ferrying the most elementary relief material to the suffering. Today when I think ‘can’, I think of the plethora of responsibilities it needs to fulfil from the most light-hearted and frothy to the most noble. Everyone bound together by a common humanitarian goal came together to make Everyone Can Cook happen.”
Sanjay Bhatia, MD, Hindustan Tin Works Ltdsays, "We are very pleased to announce the formal launch of our prestigious project Everyone Can Cook by the Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna which is another mile stone towards promotion of canned food. While on one hand this will help consumers to understand the benefits and the application of the fresh and nutritious canned food, on the other, this will help the consumers prepare delicious and convenient recipes made from canned products."
Hindustan Tin Works Ltd, which conceptualized and sponsored this project to promote canned food and recycling of used cans has also committed to contribute INR 50 per book sold to Chintan NGO who would work towards the upliftment of the lives of rag pickers who collect cans from the waste on the ground level and ensure recycling etc.
About The Book
In this book, Vikas Khanna puts together easy-to-cook recipes using a variety of canned ingredients in ways never seen before. From mouth-watering starters, comforting soups, delicious meat preparations, poultry and seafood delicacies, vegetables delights, healthy sandwiches, unusual grains, pastas and breads, decadent desserts, to refreshing beverages on a hectic or leisurely day, Everyone Can Cook is an ideal guide not only for those who wish to quickly put together a sumptuous meal, but also for beginners who wish to experiment bravely in the kitchen. Everyone Can Cook has received the Innovation Award for Design from the International Packaging Association, Paris, France in 2013.
So discover for yourself that you too can cook...and very well!
About The Author
Born in Amritsar, India, Chef Vikas Khanna learned cooking from his grandmother and started his own catering business, Lawrence Gardens, at the age of 17. After graduating from the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration and training under renowned chefs of leading Indian hotels, he travelled to the United States to study at Cornell University, New York University, the Culinary Institute of America and at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. His work has received glowing reviews from the press, his gastronomic peers and also recognition from the James Beard Foundation.
Author of books like Modern Indian Cooking, Flavors First, My Great India Cookbook and the recently released Khanna Sutra: Food Lessons in Love, Vikas Khanna also explores the spirituality of food through his documentary series ‘Holy Kitchens’. His humanitarian efforts include founding Cooking for Life and SAKIV, organisations hosting gastronomic events worldwide in support of relief efforts and awareness issues.
Winner of several global awards, in 2011, he received the Michelin Star for his restaurant Junoon, where he is Executive Chef. Vikas Khanna is a household name for his television appearances on Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and as host and judge of MasterChef, India, seasons 2 and 3. About Om Books International
Headquartered in Noida, OBI has published popular and literary fiction including best-selling titles like Two Mothers and Other Stories by Khalid Mohamed, Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu(Man Asian Literary Award, 2010), The Kept Woman and Other Stories by Kamala Das, Delhi OMG! by Vinod Nair, Newsroom Live by Prabhat Shunglu, The Company RED by Shantanu Dhar, to name just a few.
OBI has published, amongst other genres, several cinema-related titles (under the imprint Spotlight) including Still Reading Khan by Mushtaq Shiekh; Shah Rukh Can by Mushtaq Shiekh; AR Rahman: The Spirit of Music, an authorised conversational biography by Nasreen Munni Kabir; I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey Of Aamir Khan by Christina Daniels; Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: The Original Screenplay compiled byDinesh Raheja and Jitendra Kothari; The Original Screenplays of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots; Bollywood in Posters by SMM Ausaja (shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award 2010 for non-fiction).
OBI also publishes monographs and co-editions on art and architecture and photo essays. Other categories that feature in OBI’s publishing list are fashion and lifestyle, biographies, narrative non-fiction, mind, body, spirit, cookery and children’s books (under the imprint OmKidz).
Over the last five decades, OBI has established an international distribution network in the UK, the US, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Germany, France and Spain. It has an equally well-established distribution network under the name of Om Book Shop in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
About Hindustan Tin Works Ltd
Hindustan Tin Works Ltd(HTWL),( One of the ten fastest growing companies in India, Economic Times) a premier Indian CAN manufacturer producing a wide range of CANS and quality packing solutions to Dairy Products, Edible Oils, Tea, Coffee, Motor Oils, Medicines, Pesticides, Chemical and Paint Industries, HTWL is one of the leading manufacturers of lithographed metal containers as well.
Tin Cans or "Green Cans" as they are called are the most environment-friendly alternative to other forms of packing because of their recyclable quality. HTWL takes a leading role in ensuring proper environment responsibility by offering fully recyclable Green Cans that adhere to internationally accepted standards.
HTWL is the first company in India which conceptualized & started the 2 piece cans business in India in 2005.
‘Everyone Can Cook’ is available at all the leading book shops and online stores.