Anjum Anand grew up in London but has also lived and studied in Geneva, Paris and Madrid. After gaining a European Business degree she followed her passion instead and spent time developping her interest in Indian cookery and, in particular, making her native food fresher, lighter and simpler to cook. She has worked across the world in innovative restaurants such as Café Spice in New York, the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, and the Park Royal Hotel's Indian restaurant in New Delhi, but her real love is delicious and stylish food that is simple enough to cook at home. She challenges fiercely the assertion that Indian food is a special occasion meal and is determined to make 'cooking an Indian' as common as rustling up a stir-fry.

Anjum was one of the first writers to create and write Indian recipes catering for the health-conscious cook and her first book, Indian Every Day: Light, Healthy Indian Food, was published in 2003. Since then she has written seven best-selling books on Indian Food; Indian Food Made Easy (2007) – which topped the Amazon best sellers list (even knocking Harry Potter off the number 1 spot!) - Anjum's New Indian (2008), Anjum's Eat Right for Your Body Type (2010) - which won an award in Germany - "I Love Curry" (2010), Anjum's Vegetarian Feast (2012), Anjum's Quick & Easy Indian (2014) and her most recent book I Love India (2017). She also won the Gourmand award for best range of cookbooks in 2016.

She has family homes in Delhi and Calcutta and loves the regional and cultural traditions of Indian food with the passion of a real insider. She brought this passion and knowledge to her BBC 2 six-part series, Indian Food Made Easy (2007), with a second series commissioned in 2008, which was watched by over 3 million viewers. The TV series and Anjum's books can also be found around the world; giving Anjum global recognition for her work in the Indian food sector. Anjum is a regular guest on TV and radio shows, appearing on BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show, The Steve Wright Show, Radio 4 Woman's Hour, Radio London and Daily Brunch, as well as regularly appearing in print media including The Daily Telegraph, The Metro, The Sunday Times magazine, The Independent, BBC Good Food, Delicious, Red, Waitrose Kitchen, Waitrose Weekend and Sainsbury's magazine.

She has also been gaining international coverage with pieces in Indian Vogue, Australian Delicious, MindFood, Austalian Gourmet Traveller, Style Magazines and Canadian Hello as well as many others. She has had many TV cooking spots in Australia and hosted a 12-part series for the Australian market called Anjum’s Spice Stories which initially aired in 2016 on SBS.

In July 2011, Anjum's longstanding dream of creating an authentic range of Indian food came to fruition and launch her range of authentic, quality, at-home Indian cooking products, The Spice Tailor. It was hailed as one of the most significant product innovations in the World Foods category in the last decade, rivalling (and indeed exceeding) restaurant quality dishes. The range is distributed throughout the UK and Australia and they have recently started selling in Canada.

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