Mridula Baljekar is an award-winning food writer and the best-selling author of 27 cookery books. She has won three international awards for her cookbooks. The Daily Mail crowned Mridula the ‘Curry Queen the stars call when they want that ultimate Indian food experience.’ She cooked at high profile events, such as a garden party in No. 10 Downing Street and private dinner parties for stars like Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger. She first hit the headlines when she stepped in as Tesco’s Indian ready meals consultant, and was described in the media as ‘the cook who spiced up a superstore’. She consults for upmarket Indian restaurants and spice manufacturing companies, teaches Indian cooking in Henley College and cooks at charity events including Her Majesty’s own charities. Mridula presented her own cookery series for Carlton Food Network, ‘Mridula’s Indian Kitchen‘ and the highly acclaimed ‘Spice Trail‘. Her latest venture, spiced chutneys, marinades and cooking sauces from Mridula’s Kitchen has launched in 2017.