Celebrity chef and writer Ravinder Bhogal recalls growing up in an NRI family in Nairobi,Kenya,rolling out burnt chapatis that her father would adore. Seeing how strong the connection between food and love is,Bhogal soon realised that food was the currency for love and had the power to make people love you in return.
Now,from October 28 onwards,this UK-based award-winning chef,food writer and food stylist is all set to whip up global cuisine in her signature style on TLC in a show titled Ravinders Kitchen. This is global food without getting on a flight,and the dishes will be from Italy to India, says the chef,who fuses local produce with Indian spices and aromatics. Propelled into the culinary limelight when crowned Britains New Fanny Cradock by Gordon Ramsay,Bhogal insists that her show is different from the Nigella Lawson or Kylie Kwong shows. In Ravinders Kitchen,she will focus on vegetarian food. Britain is witnessing a backlash to meats,and people are opening veg-centric restaurants. We need to get creative with vegetables, she says.