When world famous culinary personalities shower such laudatory words on a peer, it is definitely well-deserved. A post-graduate of the prestigious Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Chef Varun Inamdar has long been associated with some of the leading hospitality chains in the world for over a decade. His guests and clientele include many celebrated personalities ranging from the royal family of Al Sabah, Al Khalifa and Al Saud in the Arabian Gulf, to powerful politicians like US President Barack Obama, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Russian President Vladimir Putin, to name a few. Closer home, his creations have graced the celebratory menus of several celebrities such as Sachin Tendulkar and the Ambani family.Having recently re-arrived on the Indian culinary landscape with The Chocolate Factory Ecuador, a premier chocolate company in India, Chef Varun is fast-gaining popularity as the man who gives chocolate never-before-seen avatars. What puts him a step ahead of his contemporaries is his inclination to revisit International and traditional cuisines and reinterpret them without compromising on conventionality � like he has done with the book you hold in your hands right now.