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Monisha Bharadwaj
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Monisha is a trained chef from the prestigious Institute of Hotel Management in Mumbai and has run her successful Indian cookery school Cooking With Monisha situated in West London, teaching her brand of simple, healthy Indian cooking, since 2005. Her special interest is in teaching about Ayurvedic principles in food and how to bring those to our everyday lives by cooking and eating more mindfully and nurturing the mind, body
and spirit through clean, delicious food. She runs regular Ayurvedic Indian cooking classes in London and taught an Ayurvedic cooking retreat in the south of France in 2023. She is also an award-winning author and food historian. Many of her 17 books have won several prestigious international awards including the World Gourmand Cookbook Award 2020 for ‘Indian in 7’. In 2023, her book ‘The Indian Cookery Course’ was selected by Taste Atlas as one of the top 150 cookbooks to have shaped and influenced the culinary history of the world.
She has been on TV and Radio many times for programmes such as Inside the Factory (ITV) and The Secret Genius of Modern Life (BBC). She was a guest speaker on Radio 4’s Food Programme, ‘Turmeric’ which won a Fortnum and Mason Award. Monisha also holds a BA in Indian History and has been invited to give talks on the history,culture and provenance of Indian food at Kew Gardens, SOAS, the British Council, Fortnum and Mason and more.

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