Meeting Vikram Vij

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Yesterday evening, I got to meet Chef Vikram Vij!! I was so nervous, because so many people have told me all about him, and I just watched him on Top Chef Canada last week!!

He was teaching a class at the Dirty Apron Cooking School, so we met there.

First I met Shelley from CTV. She was there to interview me, and to shoot the meeting for CTV News.  She was really nice, and asked me questions about my blog, and why I like cooking. I was so nervous I could hardly talk, and I felt like I couldn't breath!!!

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She put a microphone on my jacket, so that when I was talking to Chef Vikram the camera would pick up our conversation.  This is the camera:

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My hands were sweating, as he came outside to talk to me!!

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He was so nice, and after talking to him for a few minutes I realized that I didn't have to be so nervous.

As if meeting Chef Vij wasn't enough!!! Guess what!?

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This Thursday (June 6th) I get to be his Sous Chef in a live Cook-Along that will be streamed on the internet! You can cook along too!!

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Here are the details:
Shopping List for "Cook Live with Vikram Vij"
CHICKEN COCONUT CURRY live with Chef Vikram Vij:
  • 2 chicken thighs deboned, skin off, chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, skin off, chopped
  • ½ tsp saffron (optional)
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds or black mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp asafetida (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic (6 medium cloves)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika (optional)
  • 5 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (optional)
Go to Vijs.ca on Thursday June 6th at 6pm to watch the LIVE webstreamed cookalong and you can cook a delicious family curry at the same time as an award-winning chef! You can also Tweet your questions live to Vikram, using the hashtag #VijCookLive
Make sure to TWEET in and ask some awesome questions!
LOVE YOUR LITTLE LOCAVORE LIAM