Today’s guest is award-winning food writer and restaurateur, Ravinder Bhogal.
Ravinder is one of the hottest names on the British culinary scene. Yotam Ottolenghi, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay all sing her praises and literary great, Salman Rushdie, is one of the many fans you’ll find frequenting her fashionable London restaurant, Jikoni.
Jikoni means ‘kitchen’ in Kiswahili – a name inspired by an idyllic childhood spent in Kenya. Her brand-new cookbook ‘Jikoni: proudly inauthentic recipes from an immigrant kitchen’ is a love letter to immigrant culture, celebrating dishes deeply rooted in her Indian heritage, Kenyan homeland, British upbringing and extensive global travels.
RAVINDER BHOGAL’S CULTURE GUIDE
Stealing Beauty by Bernardo Bertolucci (film)
Regent’s Park, London
The Wolseley, Mayfair
The Wallace Collection, Marylebone
Daunt Books, Marylebone
Trattoria Dardano, Cortona
Mount Etna, Sicily
Zelyoniy Bazaar, Kazakhstan
Shree Thaker Bhojanalay, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Beit Douma, Lebanon
You can visit Jikonilondon.com or buy Ravinder's gorgeous new cookbook here.
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