Posted by: Tim Dodds | April 22, 2011

Mridula Baljekar: Food writing – from pitch to publication

Queen of Indian cooking, Mridula Baljekar talks about writing about food, from pitch to publication, describing all the high’s and low’s involved. 

For budding food writers, and writers in general, her talk on Saturday 21st May at Camberley Theatre at 12.30pm – 1.30pm is an absolute ‘must attend event’. With over 20 cookery books to her name, Mridula has proven experience.

Talk description: The path to see your name in print on the cover of your own book is dotted with anticipation, hope and excitement as well as disappointment, heartache and an acute feeling of possible failure. However, the key to success is perseverance. Faith in yourself and your work should be motivation enough for you to go forward on the rough ride until you reach your goal. This principle paid off for me and there is no reason why this should not work for any aspiring writer, whether in the field of fiction or non-fiction. 

Mridula Baljekar is, quite simply, the queen of Indian cooking; she is a best-selling author of twenty Indian cookery books, including Regional Cooking of India, and her latest book Vegetarian Cooking of India. Her book, Great Indian Feasts, won both The Best Asian Cookbook in the World, and Cookery Book of the Year awards. Mridula has presented her own television series for Carlton Food Network and appeared as a guest chef on Channel 4, BBC2, UKTV Food and Sky One.


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