More to Indian Food: Vij’s

Here’s a taste of my interview with Chef Vikram Vij, who was on hand yesterday at Toronto’s All the Best Find Foods in its tasty new space at 1101 Yonge Street:


There is no vindaloo in your first book Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine. Did you just run out of room?

[Laughs] You’ll never find that. You’ll never find butter chicken either…Why would I do vindaloo or chicken tikka masala or chicken korma? That’s like if someone opens a North American restaurant in India, a pancake restaurant, and then everyone thinks all that North Americans eat is pancakes. Unfortunately, many Indian restaurants have almost the same menu. But if you go into Indian homes, people always use different flavours and make different dishes. And that’s the beautiful thing about our cooking. We have the largest “democracy of food”; you can do whatever the hell you want and get away with it!

 

 

M Read the rest at http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/Eat/March-2011/Chef-Vij-hits-up-TO-gives-props-to-Kennedy-McEwan-and-Dooher/.

More coming at PostCity.com.

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