Chef Vikas Khanna, a Michelin star, is known for his impeccable cooking skills and has impressed so many people across the globe, including the Obamas and has done shows as well with Gordon Ramsay. This chef has also written 25 culinary books. Such is the talent of Chef Vikas.
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Vikas Khanna has been proactive in India as well, as he is trying his best to feed the hungry Indians, who had to walk miles to their homes, with an empty stomach. This made him start an initiative to help the poor and offer them food in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
So, recently, the chef was in a candid conversation with the BBC anchor, who surmised without even giving it a second thought and claimed that the chef's kindness of helping others comes from 'his own sense of hunger' while he was growing up in India.
Vikas Khanna, michelin star chef, gives it back to BBC news anchor.
Anchor: In India, you were not from a rich family. So your sense of hunger must have come from there.
Vikas: NO, I am from Amritsar, everyone gets fed there in the langars. My sense of hunger came from New York! pic.twitter.com/u06BJDSzvj
The anchor spoke in a haughty manner âYou have been famous now. You have cooked for Obamas, you have been on Gordon Ramsayâs show. But, you were not always like this. You are not from a rich family so I dare say you understand how precarious it can be in India.â
To which the chef quickly retorted "My sense of hunger did not come from India so much because I was raised in Amritsar and we have a huge community kitchen where everyone gets fed. The entire city can be fed from the community kitchen."
He further emphasised on this matter and added "My sense of hunger came from New York when I was struggling and really was at the bottom. It was difficult for a brown kid to rise through, someone who had a dream of winning the Michelin star.â
He also said âTherefore my sense of hunger came from New York when I was living in Grand Central. It came from the United States, not from India.â
This has led to a lot of reaction from people as everyone is lauding the Chef's remarkable answer and here's what they had to say:
Aye @BBCWorld r u still on colonial hungover???â SanathanDharmi17 (@Santhani17787) June 27, 2020
Respect for saying it wot it is. #vikaskhanna Where you come across people in India who don't respect their your country.â Lazy Cat (@uPoliticat) June 27, 2020
@BBCWorld India never had hunger problems till Churchill came along and swindled the millions of tons of grains from India to feed an impoverished army fighting for an imperialist cause. Britain should have the balls to read some real history which is hardly glorifying.â Meliorism (@Meliorism17) June 27, 2020 Okay, that's a lot!
I wonder if this @BBCWorld anchor was brought up in an uncultured and an uncouth family where they didn't teach him any civility and mannerisms.â Concerned_Citizen (@ARGHA20) June 27, 2020
Nice slap to racist @BBCWorldâ NewIndia_ (@newindia_2) June 27, 2020
He just demonstrated the recipie for "CHUTNEY"!!!ð¤£â Vinayak Bhave (@bhave_vinayak) June 27, 2020
Ref: Your guy taking a dig on indian chef #Vikaskhanna
He has been more or less right making sarcastic remarks.#Britain is infact guilty for the hunger today world is facing.
They robbed most of the countries and left hunger behind@zapatta091
@Sonu1999s Vikas Khanna, michelin star chef gives it back to BBC news anchor
Anchor: In India, you wre nt frm a rich family. So yr sense of hunger mst hve cme frm thre
Vikas: NO, I m frm Amritsar, everY1 gts fed there in the langars. My hunger cme frm NY! pic.twitter.com/DNDGOvHdIV
The thought process of anchor is clearly racist in approach. Very happy of the reply given by Vikas Khanna.â D Prasanth Nair (@DPrasanthNair) June 27, 2020
They do it deliberately. You should see the extreme condescending tone one BBC anchor used when he interviewd someone from ISRO after mangalyan launch. His question was - "you have 27 % below poverty level people still why are you looking at sky ?"â Ajinkya Jay (@yours_infinitly) June 27, 2020