Indian Chef Vikas Khanna Creates What May Be the World’s Most Lavish Cookbook

Originally published in the October 2015 issue of Robb Report Collection as “India Ink”

Vikas Khanna, an Indian chef based in New York City, changed the recipe for a book launch last spring when he introduced what may be the most lavish cookbook the world has ever seen at the Cannes Film Festival. Utsav: A Culinary Epic of Indian Festivals is a 1,200-page, 35-pound, gold-embellished homage to Indian culture and cooking, with a first printing that comprises a mere 12 copies. The large-format tomes, hand-inke…

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