Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna, who hosted MasterChef India season 2, gave an epic reply to a British news anchor who asked him if his sense of hunger came from India’ and it is winning the Internet. Vikas was interviewed about his food distribution drive in India during the COVID-19 induced lockdown, which has won praises online.
During an interview with BBC, the anchor asked the 48-year-old chef, “These days you are famous. You have cooked for the Obamas, you have been on TV shows with Gordon Ramsay. But it wasn’t always that way. You are not from a rich family so I dare say you understand how precarious it can be in India.”
To the anchor’s question, Vikas replied, “I understand, but my sense of hunger didn’t come from India so much, because I was born and raised in Amritsar, and we have a huge community kitchen where everyone gets fed. But my sense of hunger came from New York, when I was struggling at the very bottom, and it was not easy for a brown kid who came to America with the dream of winning a Michelin star.” The Michelin-star chef further added, “My sense of hunger came from New York, when I used to be at Grand Central, sleeping around. This is also post 9/11, so it was not easy for us to get jobs.”