One of the ‘new’ authorities on Indian food, Anjum Anand is a British Indian food writer and TV Chef who has written 6 great books on healthy interesting Indian and ayurvedic cuisine as well as presented several Television series with the BBC about Indian food; most recently Indian Food Made Easy.
Anjum Anand grew up in London but has also lived and studied abroad. Although a champion of regional and traditional Indian cookery, her particular interest has been making her native food fresher, lighter and simpler to cook.
Anjum was one of the first writers to create and write Indian recipes catering for the health-conscious cook. Focusing on light & simpler dishes, her cooking has been influenced and inspired by the principles of Ayurveda; an ancient Indian science, thought to have formed the backbone of many of the Eastern holistic medicines.
As a result, Anjum has developed a large following for her tasty, good and healthy Indian food.
Her TV appearances have been limited here in Australia, much to our regret. Here’s a little taste: Anjum cooking a Bengali Fish Stew…
On YouTube:BBC Food Indian Food Made Easy - Bengali Fish Stew
Bengali Fish Stew - Indian Food Made Easy (BBC TV)
Her latest book Quick & Easy Indian is another easily accesible tasty and healthy exploration of INdian cuisine.
As Anjum says:
“[My latest book] is the ultimate book for busy people who enjoy good food and Indian flavours. Most of the meals can be cooked in under 30 minutes, many in 10 minutes and others are even easier with minimal prep time and then the dish bubbles gently on the hob or roasts in the oven as you get on with your busy life. But not all meals have to be “proper”, there are plenty of flavourful main-course salads and sandwiches to turn to at midday. There are lots of fantastic vegetarian options from tarts and pies to quinoa pilafs with mushrooms in a southern style broth and of course curries! There are easy tapas or full meals for effortless entertaining, many wholesome family meals, speedy sides, cheats tips and luscious desserts”
As mentioned in our last newsletter, we think Horn Please serves some of the best modern Indian food in Melbourne and this time they’ll be presenting some of Anjum’s great recipes.
Please join us for what will be a splendid Indian feast with Anjum Anand
When: 7pm Wednesday 30 April 2014
Where: Horn Please 167 St Georges Road North Fitzroy
Price: $95 pp (Includes a multi-course banquet, drinks and a copy of Anjum’s latest book Quick & Easy Indian)