Anjum Anand's light, quick and easy adaptations of her mother'straditional recipes have made her a culinary star. She is a BritishIndian food writer and TV chef of Indian cuisine who grew up in Londonbut has also lived and studied in Geneva, Paris, and Madrid. Her perspective on adapting healthy meals from a traditionally richIndian diet came from personal experience of weight problems whilegrowing up. Her diet consists of varied traditional dishes, recreatedwith wholesome ingredients and limited oil.
At age 25 her first bookIndian Every Day: Light Healthy Indian Food was published. Anjum Anand has worked in the kitchens of hotel restaurants including atCafé Spice in New York, as a waitress in Park Royal Hotel in New Delhi,and for Tommy Tang at Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. Anand became a regular guest on UKTV Food's Great Food Live from 2004 to2007, and featured in the BBC Two series Indian Food Made Easybroadcast in 2007. Owing to her accent and flirtatious manner she hasbeen dubbed "the Nigella Lawson of Indian cuisine in Britain". She has been a regular contributor to The Times Online food pages since2007 and has acted as consultant chef to Birds Eye brand to develop arange of healthy Indian ready meals.
In September 2008 Anand published her third recipe book Anjum's NewIndian, followed by a new BBC television series in November. In mid 2011, she launched the brand The Spice Tailor having sevenauthentic Indian sauces, specially developed to deliver restaurantquality dishes that enable consumers to fill a gap in the market forthose who enjoy fine Indian food. Anjum follows Hinduism and speaks French and Spanish fluently. She holdsa degree in European business administration from the European BusinessSchool London, and for a period ran a business importing flat-packfurniture from eastern Europe. .
|1||Indian Food Made Easy||2007||as Herself - Presenter|
|2||Cooking the Books||2007||as Herself - Chef|
|3||Mastermind||1972||as Herself - Contestant|
|4||The Great British Menu||2006||as Herself|
|5||The Weakest Link||2000||as Herself|
|6||Timeshift||2002||as Herself - Food Writer|