MasterChef India's Cookbook Vets India's Appetite

Chef Pankaj Bhadouria’s Cookbook Sells 6,000 Copies in First Month, Makes Bestseller Cut...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 4:59:24 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Mumbai 27th February, 2012: India loved her food and now Indians are lapping up her 'recipes' that earned her fame and success!

'MasterChef India Cookbook authored by Chef Pankaj Bhadouria, winner of MasterChef India Season 1, is now listed a bestseller after selling over 6,000 copies in November 2011, the first month of its publication!

The cookbook was part of winner's prize and follows Chef Bhadouria's own cookery show on STAR Plus called 'Pankaj ka Zayka.'

The cookery book was rated by Landmark in its best-sellers category (non-fiction) for the months December-January, alongside books by renowned authors Malcolm Gladwell and Richard Bach.
And that's not all - MasterChef India Cookbook, brought out by BPI India Publishing house, has also been nominated in Gourmand Awards, Paris under the category of 'Celebrity TV Chef'.

"I always wanted to open a restaurant and I always wanted to write a cook book," Chef Bhadouria said. "I am glad one of my dreams is coming true right now while I am working on my other dream. I had the idea of what would entail in my cook book since a while- even before MasterChef India. I owe by success to STAR Plus and to the show which changed my life completely."
Nitin Vaidya, Head, Hindi Channels, STAR India says, "Making dreams come true is a serious business. At Star Plus, our endeavour is to fire up the imagination of India's billion-plus people just like Bhadouria, who turned from a school teacher from a non-descript town to a celebrity. Yet another step of Star Plus, in actualizing its ideology of 'Rishta Wahi Soch Nayi' with its esteemed viewers."

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Posted on: 02 March 2012 at 6:45am
Whoever posted this article, kindly get someone to proof-read before posting. The word is whets not vets. Definition of Whet: Excite or stimulate (someone's desire, interest, or appetite).

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Posted on: 29 February 2012 at 9:37pm
i do know what i am talking about, a chef is someone who has a professional background, either in a kitchen(not the home ones or the Tv ones for that matter) and Jaya WAS given an opportunity to work in the LEela by the LEela executives who were present in the finale and not the show, hence the calibre was not wasted and im nt a fan of jaya either, but she did not deserve it.

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Posted on: 29 February 2012 at 8:30pm
She sucks big times...So arrogant! The way she talks with so much attitude, makes me wanna throw up!

and as @nirvanlove mentioned below, 6000 copies sold in a month doesn't make the book best-seller! It's actually very insulting even to publish such low sale! but oh well the attitude-queen deserves it!

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Posted on: 29 February 2012 at 2:01pm
excuse me mister... Pankaj won the title of Master Chef, the job of a chef is given as a runner up prize!!! DOn talk crap gt it!! u may nt even dream of the recipes she has excuted in MC!

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Posted on: 29 February 2012 at 5:07am
flop pankaj, she is still a cook whereas jaya has started working in the leela. arrogant queen , no spport. and 6000 copies in a month doesnt make the book a bestseller ;)

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Posted on: 29 February 2012 at 4:58am
Congrats to pankaj
She is achieving so many feats!!!!!!

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