Rasoi: New Indian Kitchen2009
Vineet Bhatia’s New Indian Kitchen is an extraordinary culinary tour de force by the world’s most celebrated Indian chef. The first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin Star, Vineet Bhatia has been cooking his ravishing, modern take on Indian food to appreciative guests from all over the world from his elegant townhouse restaurant off London’s Kings Road since 2004.
Over 150 of his most celebrated recipes are featured in this, his first book, accompanied by sumptuous photography from Lisa Barber. With a beguiling mixture of modernity and classicism, Bhatia introduces elements of molecular gastronomy as well as Western influences, creating a style that sees him appear on platforms all around the world with the likes of inspirational fellow chefs Ferran Adria from El Bulli and Heston Blumenthal from the Fat Duck. New Indian Kitchen is a giant step forward for Indian cookery books and a long-awaited publishing event.
Vineet Bhatia is very much the Indian chef’s chef and an inspiration to his peers. The first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, his worldwide celebrity has seen him open restaurants in Moscow, Geneva, Mauritius, Dubai and, of course, London. He is one of only five British chefs to devise the food for British Airways’ First Class kitchens and is in huge demand from all over the world to appear at culinary seminars and demonstrations. When he isn’t travelling the globe for personal appearances or to open new restaurants he is to be found supervising the kitchens in his Kings Road restaurant, Rasoi Vineet Bhatia. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
‘Better to judge Bhatia’s cooking against that of Gordon Ramsay and Tom Aikens than against that of conventional Indian restaurants. By the standards of those masters, he must be seen to be at least their equal.’ Matthew Fort, The Guardian