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5 Celebrity Chefs who inspire me

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Yesterday I spent an hour lost in a bookshop.I am totally addicted to books and cannot resist the smell of a new book and turning crisp pages. In my mind I already started compiling a wishlist of books I want. I lingered longer in the cookery section and pointed out to my friend which books I already had.Its amazing how many cookbooks I already own but also how many I still want. I was also able to point out several chefs who I follow and interact with on Twitter.I later told my friend how I wish I had an unlimited credit card to buy all the books I want.

The following are celebrity chefs I admire and would love to own all their cookbooks someday :

1) Jenny Morris – I totally adore this awesome South African chef, who I had the pleasure of meeting.She has a great personality that comes through her cooking.I was pretty lucky to get Jenny to sign her cookbook for me.

2) Nigella Lawson- Nigella oozes passion for her cooking, entertaining and life. Her decadent recipes are not complicated and watching her on TV cook makes one hungry very quickly. I was extremely lucky that my dearest friend bought me my 1st Nigella cookbook. one which I have had my eye on for years 🙂

3) Jamie Oliver – started following Jamie while I was in London due to his Healthy Eating in schools programe. He is down to earth, empowers the misguided youth and makes cooking easy.

4) Heston Blumenthal – this chef really blows your mind with his use of science in cookery. Love how he makes each eating experience asalute to the senses.

5)Bobby Chinn love his food journeys throughout the world

Who are your favourite chefs?
Bon Appetite
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Food glorious food !

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With the onset of winter greeting us we automatically crave comfort food. Its so amazing what a vital part food plays in our lives.All occasions both happy and sad are commemorated with food.

Being Indian , means literally having food offered to you every moment of the day, My fondest food memories come from watching mum and gran in the kitchen making the most divine meals. Growing up Dad introduced us at a very young age to different culinary delights though he never knew how to cook. These memories fanned my interest in food and definately left an impression in my life and my palate.

Moving to the UK just opened up a whole new world of ingredients and food I never knew existed . A funny UK food memory was on a school camping trip been asked by staff to cook my famous Lamb Breyani over a gas stove in a forest now that was a challenge and a half but the end result was superb.

The kitchen traditionally was a woman’s domain but times have changed with more men taking an interest in cooking! Thanks to Masterchef , Jamie Oliver and Come Dine with me , this has all changed and men are taking more interest in the culinary world and not just eating it.Nothing is sexy like a man in the kitchen whipping up a culinary explosion long as he cleans up too.SO yes I am a modern woman yet i love cooking and am very seduced by the smells and colours of all spices.BON APPETITE