Vikas Khanna, the Michelin starred Chef from Amritsar and judge on Masterchef, has taken his love of food to the platform of film with a documentary about the culinary traditions in religions the world over called ‘The Kitchens of Gratitude’, which will premiere on the 14th at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Turns out that we might have something more to look forward to than Varun Chopra’s ‘God On A Leash’ this week at Cannes.

The 15-minutes documentary will take us through the world of spirituality, one kitchen at a time, as Vikas Khanna guides us through the traditions associated with food and the significance accorded to it by every faith from Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam to Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity.

Spiritual leaders like the Dalai Llama, Mata Amritanandmayi, Pastor Craig Mayes among many others feature in the film explaining the importance of practice of breaking and sharing bread together, the philosophy behind it and how through the simple medium of food both charity and togetherness can be inculcated. 

My experience of life has been through morsels of food. I believe that food has the ability to bridge all differences.

…says Vikas Khanna. It may well be the inspiration for his undertaking.

Here’s the trailer for his documentary.