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Escape with food writer and

restaurateur Ravinder Bhogal

Season 1, Ep. 6

Today’s guest is award-winning food writer and restaurateur, Ravinder Bhogal. 


Ravinder is one of the hottest names on the British culinary scene. Yotam Ottolenghi, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay all sing her praises and literary great, Salman Rushdie, is one of the many fans you’ll find frequenting her fashionable London restaurant, Jikoni.


Jikoni means ‘kitchen’ in Kiswahili – a name inspired by an idyllic childhood spent in Kenya. Her brand-new cookbook ‘Jikoni: proudly inauthentic recipes from an immigrant kitchen’ is a love letter to immigrant culture, celebrating dishes deeply rooted in her Indian heritage, Kenyan homeland, British upbringing and extensive global travels.



Stealing Beauty by Bernardo Bertolucci (film)                    



Nairobi, Kenya

Mombasa, Kenya

Rosewood London

Regent’s Park, London

The Wolseley, Mayfair

The Wallace Collection, Marylebone

Daunt Books, Marylebone

Cortona, Tuscany

Trattoria Dardano, Cortona

Syracuse, Sicily

Mount Etna, Sicily

Zelyoniy Bazaar, Kazakhstan

Shree Thaker Bhojanalay, Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Beit Douma, Lebanon


You can visit or buy Ravinder's gorgeous new cookbook here.


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