Sacred Foods Of India: Vikas Khanna’s First Ever ‘Phygital NFT’ Was Sold For $50K!

The first-ever digital twin and NFT of “Sacred Foods of India,” a limited-edition book by Michelin star awarded chef Vikas Khanna, was released by Akshaya.io, the world’s first “phygital” platform, on Thursday in Dubai. Mr. Sanjeh Raja paid $50000 to ICCA (International Centre of Culinary) for the first physical copy of the sandalwood book. This limited-edition book by Chef Vikas Khanna is his magnum opus and includes prasad recipes as well as recipes for delicacies that are offered at different holy locations across the nation.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) of the book have been made by Akshaya.io, allowing followers of Vikas Khanna and people who are interested in rare collectibles to acquire the original NFT alongside the real book. This purchase will verify the limited edition work’s uniqueness, and ownership of the item cannot be copied in any way. Chef Vikas Khanna has worked for the very first time with Web 3.0 company and in the future, it’s possible he will produce more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) assets of his works and creations.

“Sacred Foods of India,” Chef Vikas Khanna’s first NFT effort and the first Indian book to be published as an NFT, pays homage to India’s history and tradition. After eight years of diligent work, “Sacred Foods of India” by Chef Vikas Khanna is a unique, limited-edition luxury item with Swarovski crystals, Rare Gemstones, and gold gilding. The book is packaged in either a highly limited edition (only 2) of a pure sandalwood box that was purchased with official Indian Government Certifications, or in an uniquely engineered Walnut and Maple hardwood box. The paper used comes from rare Italian sources that will last for centuries and is embossed with knurling to give the appearance of a canvas painting. The scripts are printed using Japanese vegetable ink. Even the glue is German-developed and -researched vegetable glue.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Ganesh Raju, CEO, Akshaya.io said, “Starting today, World is going to witness a new evolution in the digital space! And we are happy to partner with a ‘Brand’ by himself, Vikas Khanna, to create NFTs of his greatest work to date. Web 3.0 will transform the way in which enthusiasts of unique collectibles will engage with him. Considering Chef Vikas Khanna’s popularity and the uniqueness of this book, we expect the NFTs of this work will acquire great eminence as time passes. We are very excited as the first sandalwood phygital unit of the book is sold at 50000$. What a great Start!”

“In these fast-changing times when the world of internet is metamorphosing into the future rapidly, it is important we take the big leap forward. ‘Sacred Foods of India’ is very dear to my heart, and I wish this will be a prized possession for those who are interested in buying or investing into works of passion. I am happy to be associated with Akshaya.io, World’s first ‘Phygital’ platform, which will enhance user experience by generations. The clarity in vision of those behind Akshaya.io makes me believe, together we are going to create a great asset via this launch. I welcome one and all to be a part of my journey, as I take a giant vault into the new age of internet,” added Chef Vikas Khanna.

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