Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has donned the writer's cap again, chronicling his journey across the Himalayas in a new book.
Containing a foreword by the Dalai Lama, 'Return to the Rivers' is set to launch in the US with a limited edition release in India early this year.
"If I don't do anything groundbreaking now then when will I do it?" asks the 41-year-old professional cook, whose tome amalgamates recipes, photographs and memories of places in the Himalayan region.
The book is a collection of his travels across the Himalayas conducted seven years ago, the food that he discovered in his culinary journey, the history, the unique Himalayan culture and his own memories exploring the great Himalayas from Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, Western China, Pakistan, and then Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh in northern India and parts of north-east India.