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"Filled with incredible recipes, creative, thoughtful technique, and delightful stories, Vij's invites the home cook into the bustling kitchen of what has been called one of the finest Indian restaurants in the world." (Cookbook Digest 2007-02-01)
"Admit it. You get cravings for Indian food. But it's time to look beyond takeout standards like butter chicken. These days, Indian-inspired menus mix and match cultures and tastes. Invite friends for a buffet full of flavour and spicy aromas, and rent a Bollywood movie. Go Indian -- it's a memorable way to entertain." (Style at Home Magazine 2007-03-01)
"From the twin kitchens of their wildly successful restaurants, Vij's and Rangoli, and now in the pages of their cookbook Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala have changed the way we experience Indian food." (Eat Magazine 2007-05-30)
"[The recipes are] made all the easier by clear instructions and an excellent introductory section called 'In the Indian Kitchen' that elucidates both technique and ingredients." (Focus Magazine 2007-07-01)
Vikram Vij was born in India and grew up in Amritsar and Mumbai. He studied hotel management in Salzburg, Austria, before moving to Canada to work at the Banff Springs Hotel. He opened the original 14-seat Vij's Restaurant in Vancouver in 1994.
Meeru Dhalwala was born in India but moved to Washington, D.C., at a young age. Prior to moving to Canada, she worked on human rights and international development projects. She and Vikram live in Vancouver.
It's all so damn delicious. Not the easiest recipes to make but totally worth the effort - my advice is just to make double pretty much everything in here freezes well.Published 3 months ago by Mr. S. Rolland
Love the restaurant hate the book. I really wanted to like the book and have made many of the recipes with the finest ingredients, but in the end, they are just okay. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randall
love Vij's but not sure the recipes don't leave out a few tricks...
i think most celebrity recipes do leave out certain flavour enhancers or thickeners that they might... Read more
I really love the book, I recommend it to my friends. I now like East Indian cooking. A great book.Published 17 months ago by Marie Kellett
Love this cookbook !Looking forward to eating at his restaurant. cooked almost all the dishes from this book. Guests loved the food aswellPublished on June 22 2013 by Anjita