In recent months, Gusto TV has started to emerge as an exciting new food channel. Its new prime-time show One World Kitchen starting June 1st is expected to be refreshingly different.
One World Kitchen is hosted by five Canadian women, each with a unique cultural background and culinary expertise to share-Japanese, Italian, Argentinian, Thai, and Indian. The five Canadian chefs each explore their unique cuisines from age-old traditions and secrets, to fresh recipes and tips.
The host featuring Indian cuisine is Toronto-based Vijaya Selvaraju. She is an adventurous and dynamic self-taught cook who was born in India and moved to Canada with her family when she was 4-years-old.
Television has been her passion since she was eight. She’s appeared on TVO Kids and as a guest panelist on MTV Canada.
“Food has been very important in our household. I learnt by watching and helping her cook. It is now my passion,” she said in an interview with Can-India.
Despite this passion, she didn’t go to culinary school but instead got a degree in Business Administration from UFT. Her day job so to speak is playing a significant role in her family business which happens to be a South Indian food catering business and the import of kitchen appliances.
But increasingly the trajectory of her career path is turning out to be related to all things food.
“I appear once a month on the Marilyn Denis show on CTV and she sees herself being more food-based television shows. “I enjoy teaching and talking about food. I have created a YouTube web series called Foodcapades which explores the culture and cuisine of countries I’ve visited,” she says.