News, Notes, Events
November 2016: Samarkand has launched in The Netherlands with a brand new cover. Watch out for the German edition coming soon.
Abergavenny food festival
August 2016: The 2016 Abergavenny Food Festival took place in glorious sunshine. I joined a lineup of passionate ranters for Rude Health (don’t subject your babies to bland mush, excite their taste buds from a young age!). I also gave a cooking demonstration where we took on pilaf cooked under a Shah’s crown.
Splendid Table podcast
June 2016: The city of Samarkand is on the storied Silk Road, but off the beaten path for many tourists. We make the case for the ancient Uzbek city's food and culture on the Splendid Table podcast with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Listen now.
Where to eat in Uzbekistan
June 2016: I’ve picked eight great places to eat and drink in Uzbekistan for Olive magazine. Get ready for crisp pastry triangles filled with lamb and fresh doughnuts with homemade apricot compote.
Dizzying press for Samarkand
June 2016: The press coverage for our book has been overwhelming. Amongst others we have been highlighted and reviewed in The Telegraph, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, The Guardian, Waitrose Weekend, Food52, Delicious, Olive, The Metro, The Week, Vegetarian Living, House & Garden.
Read some of the quotes here.
Book launch at Daunt Books
June 2016: Co-authors, flushed with pride at our book launch party. Daunt Books is truly the ultimate of travel bookshops and a perfect setting for a book that is as much travelogue as cookbook.
Talks at Asia House and Stanfords
May 2016: Join me for talks at the Asia House Literature Festival and Stanfords in London next month.