Chef Monisha Bharadwaj is an award-winning author, food historian and food writer based in London, UK. She was awarded ‘Cookery Writer of the Year’ in 2003 by the Guild of Food Writers, and her many books have been shortlisted for and won several prestigious international awards.
Monisha is a qualified chef from the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai. She startedCooking With Monisha, situated in West London, in 2004. Today it is a successful school that attracts not only the home cook but also chefs who wish to learn Chef Monisha’s brand of simple, authentic Indian cooking.
Monisha has also created and taught her popular courses at the Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, The Bertinet Kitchen in Bath, Seasoned Cookery School in south Derbyshire and at Divertimenti in Knightsbridge.
Furthermore, Monisha has been Guest Chef at several charity events, such as the BeFund Charity event at Benaras, a Michelin-star restaurant in London and at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, for the UK Medical Association.
She is often invited to judge food events and has been a judge at the Guild of Fine Food’s ‘Great Taste Awards’ for the past few years.
Monisha also holds a BA in Indian History and in 2013, she was invited to be Guest Lecturer at SOAS, University of London, to give a series of talks on ‘The History of India through its Food’.
In 2017, she worked with Kew Gardens giving talks on healing Indian ingredients, and with the British Council on 'How The British Fell in Love With Curry - a historical perspective from 1200-2017'.
In 2018, Monisha was invited by the Wellcome Collection, London, to talk about Ayurvedic nutrition as part of their exhibition, 'Ayurveda Man' and opened the South Asian Spice Box residency at Borough Market, London, with a cookery demonstration of south Indian food.
In 2019, she was invited to be a Guest Speaker on Indian food on a Cookery Legends cruise around the British Isles.
The book will also contain a signed slip from Monisha herself.
19cm Spice Tin with Ribbed Lid
Optional handmade silk cover/case - ideal as a gift or present
7 separate removable spice pots
Small metal spoon
Outer lid to seal the tin (Tin may have a lid with clear perspex as in the pictures, or it may be solid stainless steel, due to stock levels, we cannot guarantee which you will receive.)
Ideal as a gift
Regular spice refills are available
Each order contains nine high-quality spices:
Chilli Powder (20g)
Cumin Seeds (20g)
Ground Coriander (20g)
Turmeric Powder (20g)
MUSTARD seeds (20g)
For allergens, please see the ingredients listed in BOLD
All spices will come in their own individually packed and sealed bags to retain goodness and freshness and avoid spillage during transit. This tin has a close-fitting air-tight stainless steel lid, which will keep your spices fresher for longer. It also means that the stainless steel tin can be washed easily and can also be put in the dishwasher for cleaning.
Multiple Gift of the Year Awards:
The Gift of the Year awards are the most highly respected industry accolades, aimed at recognising the best products, talent and inspiration in our industry each year. We were touched and humbled that Spice Kitchen was awarded Gift of the Year in 2022 for our Indian Spice Tin with Silk Sari Wrap, the second time this product has won the award.
Multiple Great Taste Awards:
We won a whopping 13 Great Taste Awards in 2023 for our range of Signature Spice Blends. Previously, we have won awards for our Garam Masala, and Chai Hot Chocolate in 2015, 2017 and 2021 respectively. Great Tastes Awards are the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world. Quite simply, the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink.
Winners of BBC Good Food Show Producers Bursary Award: Awarded to outstanding producers of excellent British Speciality foods. Spice Kitchen also Featured on the BB1 Hairy Bikers show where they used Spice Kitchen spices to cook their favourite food.
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