Return to the Rivers
By Vikas Khanna
Hardcover, 444 pages
Return to the Rivers is an incredible collection of recipes, photos, and memories as a means to preserve and share the sacred foodways, values, and simple gifts of friendship that the Himalayan people bestowed Khanna. Exploring the regions the great Himalayas directly touch upon – Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Northern India, Myanmar, Western China, Pakistan – Khanna was met with immeasurable kindness and hospitality. The dishes are beautifully simple and appealing, such as Eggplant Fritters with Ginger, Spinach and Cheese Momos, Chile-Scallion Buckwheat Noodles, Nepalese Black Lentils and Rice, Burmese Fish Noodle Soup, Pressed Rice with Yogurt and Almonds, and Tibetan Scallion Pancakes.
About the Author
Vikas Khanna opened his own catering company at the age of seventeen and never looked back. He has worked his way up to be one of New York City’s top-rated chefs with his work at Salaam Bombay, The Café at the Rubin Museum, and the Michelin-starred Junoon. He is equally recognized for his work in humanitarian efforts with SAKIV, New York Chefs Cooking for Life, his documentary film series, Holy Kitchens, and as the host of MasterChef India television program. In recent years, he has become recognized for his television appearances on Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Khanna now resides in New York, NY.