Superstar chef Vikas Khanna is like the Penn & Teller of food — he knows how all the tricks work and yet he gives them away! And what meal represents that generosity of spirit better than the Thanksgiving feast? So Khanna’s natural magnanimity and Thanksgiving are a perfect match. But the ultimate factor in generosity is that everyone’s included. That means accommodating every palate at your table, including vegetarians who too often feel left out in the cold garden when late November’s festivities begin. Khanna, the innovator behind Junoon restaurants, helps out here.
Khanna recently talked about his success, the obstacles he’s overcome — and food, glorious food — with the inimitable and wonderfully warm Splendid Table host Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Khanna gave away the secrets of his Vegetarian Thanksgiving menu, including:
- Slow Cooked Yams with Apples
- Roasted Eggplant and Basil Pilaf
- Persimmon Vanilla Cobbler
You can learn more about how Vikas creates his menu and the way he blends spirituality and the culinary culture of India in this video.