The new book by famous chef Vikas Khanna, Barkat: The inspiration and story behind one of the world’s biggest food drives FEED INDIA, will arrive in the stands on December 27, announced Penguin Random House India (PRHI).
In the book, Khanna talks about her ‘Feed India’ initiative, touted as one of the world’s largest food drives to serve meals to underprivileged people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He recounts his personal experiences in building Feed India, his efforts to provide rations and basic necessities, and setting up makeshift kitchens and ensuring that millions of people are fed daily.
“When we launched ‘Feed India’ in 2020, a lot of people kept asking us, ‘How did you do the logistics? “Or” What inspired you? During this time, I actually didn’t have time to interact because I was very focused on the mission… So I think it’s due to the fact that I’m sharing the story so that tomorrow, if someone ‘one wants to be inspired to do something bigger, he doesn’t have to look outward, they have to look inward, and not on the adversities and failures of managing big missions, “said declared the Michelin starred chef.
Notably, “Feed India” or “barkat” as Khanna calls it, was launched in March of last year with just one tweet from the chef, and it has grown into one of the world’s largest food drives by an individual.
“It (barkat) means an abundance of blessings and auspiciousness. Where there is no shortage and there is no shortage is Barkat. It’s a much bigger word than what can be translated into English, ”said Khanna, who is the author of more than 30 books.
Khanna, 50, also received the prestigious Asia Game Changer Award 2020 in October last year for her humanitarian initiative.
According to the editors, a deeply personal and touching tale, the book is a “testament to one man’s vision to showcase Indian culture and the intrinsic value of sharing food with the world.”
“He recounts how his grandmother instilled in him the values of sharing food, while the Langars of the Golden Temple showed him that community kitchens may be the only way to make sure no one else is. is hungry. From these values developed around food, he had the goal and the courage to build one of the biggest food drives in the world called “Feed India” during the COVID-19 lockdown ”, have they said in a statement.
Previous books written by Khanna include “Indian Harvest: Classic and Contemporary Vegetarian Plats” (2015), “My First Kitchen” (2017) and UTSAV: A Culinary Epic of Indian Festivals (2017).
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