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Event at #Streeteatsfest: The Rise of Asma Khan & Darjeeling Express London

by in Identity on 17th April, 2019

Entry to #streeteatsfest 2019 is FREE

To get discounts on food, please purchase a wrist band on the day or now

Access to events are free too!

Darjeeling Express founder, and Indian chef, Asma Khan is said to be the first chef from Britain that has appeared on the Netflix show Chef’s Table. Asma stars in the 6th series of the world renowned successful show. The theme of series six is deemed to be that of ‘home.’

Asma said, “Netflix contacted me in April. I wasn’t wearing my glasses when I read the email, and I didn’t really believe it was real.”

Being one of the few women to be a part of this series is a massive feature for our London chef but deserving given her phenomenal success with the Darjeeling London restaurant and her strong values for women.

In the show, Khan cooks food from India and in the “country’s great royal kitchen in the north to Rajput dishes – typically non-veg and rich with game meat – and Bengali recipes originating in Calcutta feature too.”

INews reported that many deemed the shows take on food was primarily westernised to be more palatable to western audiences. Inviting Khan on to the show proves a move in a positive direction when it comes to challenging the show’s initial narrative by bringing to the forefront of diversity in the food industry. Which many critics will only enhance the show, “and a positive reflection of Britain’s diversity.” We looking forward to seeing all of the delights she creates and speaking to her at the Amaliah & Halal Gems #streeteatsfoodfest taking place on Saturday the 20th of April.

Entry is free, for discounts on street food please get a wrist band.

Asma Khan has also recently released a cookbook with recipes from her family and heritage.

“Let Asma Khan feed your soul with this collection of authentic Indian recipes. Follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from Bengal, through Calcutta, where she grew up, and along the foothills of the Himalayas to Hyderabad.”

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