The Food Talks Series 4: Asma Khan - Monday 19th November 7pm
Join us on Monday 19th November at 7pm for an evening of good conversation and good food with Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express to talk about her new book Asma's Indian Kitchen.
Asma Khan has royal Mughali ancestry and grew up in a palace with 20 cooks. After gaining a PHD in British constitutional law, she registered for a food business and set up a supper club in her home in Kensington. Lovingly recreating Indian food from family recipes that go back generations her cooking drew much acclaim and led to a permanent restaurant in central London, Darjeeling Express which opened its doors in June 2017, later joined by its sister site Calcutta Canteen in Fulham. Now, Asma's debut cookbook Asma’s Indian Kitchen tells her immigrant’s story and how food brought her home. The recipes pay homage to her royal heritage and follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from the busy streets of Bengal, through Calcutta, where she grew up, and along the foothills of the Himalayas to Hyderabad.
We love everything that Asma does and are super excited that Asma is soon to be the first British Chef, and one of just a handful of women, to star in Netflix’s award-wining series Chef’s Table. We will talk about this as well as her role in championing women in hospitality and beyond; not only is the Darjeeling Express kitchen joyfully run by an all-woman team but a percentage of all proceeds from her restaurant go to Asma's Second Daughters Fund which supports the often neglected and disadvantaged second daughter in the Darjeeling town of Kurseong.
Places are £28 and include a glass of wine and food cooked by us from the book. Signed copies of the book with be available on the night.
Your receipt is your ticket and your name will be on the guest list at the door. If you are buying as a gift please let us know the name of the guest at checkout.
Places are non-refundable but can be transferred to another name if you find yourself unable to make it.
The Food Talks are held at Honey & Spice, 52 Warren St, W1T 5NJ