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Rupali Dean, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 07, 2013
Food to him is “life’s most genuine pleasure and tastiest necessity”. Not many may know that Akshay Kumar is a true blue foodie. We caught up with the actor while he was shooting in Thailand, to talk about all things delicious. Thailand, specially Bangkok holds a special place in his heart, and the actor has a thing for Thai food too. The Thai green curry tops his list.

The actor also loves whipping up the green curry himself. “I have a great time cooking and eating Thai green chicken curry,” he says. But his wife Twinkle Khanna loves to gorge on his Italian treats. “My wife loves it when I make her Italian pasta the ‘Kumar’ way,” shares the actor who has worked in Bangkok as a chef. Ask him who’s a better cook, he or his wife, and he says,  “Please don’t get me wrong...my wife is an incredibly talented woman, but she does not belong in the kitchen. I can cook because my life depended on it when I lived in Thailand. Either I learnt cooking or I learnt how it felt to starve. I chose cooking,” he says.

When in the kitchen, Akshay loves to experiment a lot, playing around with flavours and food textures. “I do not stick to rules when cooking. I rely on my imagination,” he says.

Akshay’s fav food
Apart from Thai, Akshay loves Japanese cuisine. His favourite meal consists of miso soup, salad, sushi and sashimi and some fresh orange juice. Among desserts, he likes chocolate fudge cake and all Indian sweets.

Akshay, the chef!
His top tip for passionate cooks: follow no rules, make whatever you want, and whichever way you want. Throw in oodles of imagination and don’t hesitate to explore new flavours, and have fun with food.