Dig out those knives and start using them on Vij’s Family Recipes. If you like Indian cuisine, you’ll love Vij’s creations. Vij’s uses traditional Indian flavors and local ingredients, with the right amount of modern flare. Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru Dhalwala opened Vij’s restaurant in 1994, and is by far one of the top five restaurants in Vancouver, Canada. If you’re ever in Vancouver, you gotta go! Vikram and Meeru have been generous enough to share some of their family secrets and techniques in these two books. Vij’s: Elegant & Inspired Indian Cuisine, based on what you’ll experience in their restaurant; and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey, based on exactly what the title says. So far, every recipe I’ve tried, I’d cook again. Nothing too complicated, all you need is patience, time, and the right ingredients.