Books & Ideas: Asma Khan, presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre
Enjoy a long lunch with one of London's brightest stars of the restaurant scene, Asma Khan, as she shares the twists and turns of her illustrious career in food and media in conversation with ABC Everyday Editor Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.
As the owner of Darjeeling Express, British restaurateur Asma Khan astounds diners with sumptuous Indian cuisine and inspires as an advocate for social change. The Darjeeling Express kitchen is proudly run by an all-women team, and it’s been recognised as one of London's best restaurants by the Evening Standard. Khan herself has starred in Netflix’s award-winning series Chef’s Table and is the UN World Food Programme’s Chef Advocate for the United Kingdom.
Visiting Victoria for the Wheeler Centre’s international writers’ series, World of Words, Khan sits down for a long lunch in The Restaurant at Montalto. She’ll share insights from the twists and turns of her culinary career, discuss her new cookbook Ammu, and share her philosophy of food as a conversation about our universal similarities, connecting and uniting us across the globe.
Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is a writer and editor. She is currently Editor of ABC Everyday, which covers family, money, sex and relationships, culture, food and much more. Bhakthi has previously worked as managing editor of Crikey, deputy arts editor at The Age and small business editor at The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. She is currently working on a piece of fiction set in her ancestral home of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.