An evening with a culinary icon.
This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
For over 45 years Madhur Jaffrey has been revered around the world as the queen of Indian cooking. She arrived in London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and her career would continue to span huge success across both food and acting. Her first book, An Invitation to Indian Cookery, was published in 1973 and her series for BBC television Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery made her a household name. She has appeared in over 20 films and written over 15 cookery books. Madhur is joining us live from her home in New York, and talking to Ravinder Bhogal - one of the most exciting modern food-writers and the chef-restaurateur of London’s Jikoni.
Ravinder Bhogal’s food is inspired by her mixed heritage, born in Kenya to Indian parents, and the UK’s diverse immigrant culture. Ravinder is a journalist, chef and restaurateur. She has penned two books, Cook in Boots and Jikoni: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from an Immigrant Kitchen, which was released in July 2020 and has been shortlisted for the André Simon Award. She has twice been named in Evening Standard Progress 1000 as one of London’s leading influencers of progress and diversity in the capital. Her debut restaurant Jikoni launched in 2020 a sustainable vegetarian home delivery brand Comfort and Joy. She is a monthly food columnist for FT Weekend Magazine and a contributing editor at Harper’s Bazaar.
Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress, writer, cookbook author, and TV chef, born in Delhi, India. Her cookbooks include An Invitation to Indian Cooking, Eastern Vegetarian Cooking, A Taste of India, World Vegetarian and the Ultimate Curry Bible. She has been awarded the Burt Greene Award for Food Journalism, the Glenfiddich Award for her TV cookery series, a Food-Writers Guild Cookbook of the Year award in the UK and two Cookbook of the Year awards from the James Beard Foundation in the US. She has been inducted into the World Food Media Awards Hall of Fame in Adelaide, Australia, the Cookbook Hall of Fame by the James Beard Foundation in the US. In 1993 she was awarded the Taraknath Das Award by Columbia University for her contribution to Indo-American understanding through her work in acting and cookery. Madhur Jaffrey has been made Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, for her contributions to the worlds of cooking and acting.
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