Chefs We Love

July 10, 2024

5 Big Flavored Recipes From Devan Rajkumar’s Cookbook, Mad Love

At age 32, Devan Rajkumar was living what most chefs dream of: he was running his own restaurant, Loch & Quay, on Toronto’s waterfront. But, one year in, he realized he wanted something different. The George Brown College–trained chef shifted his focus to becoming a food personality and started appearing on TV shows including Cityline and Food Network Canada’s Fire Masters. “I admire anybody who operates or works at a restaurant because it’s such a challenging business,” says Devan. “But by not being pinned down to one establishment, I was able to focus on making great food for more people.” Now, his love lies in cooking online for his 129,000 Insta followers, signing off each video with the catchphrase “mad love.” This success has led to his first cookbook, Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies.

Scroll down for five of his most popular recipes from his the book!

Author: Alexandra Whyte

Recipes from Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies by Devan Rajkumar. Photography by Suech and Beck. ©2023 by Devan Rajkumar. Excerpted with permission from Figure 1 Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher