Born in Kenya, to Indian parents, Ravinder Bhogal’s food is inspired by her mixed heritage and the UK’s diverse immigrant culture. Ravinder is a journalist, chef and restaurateur. She is a monthly food columnist for the FT Weekend Magazine, a contributing editor at Harper’s Bazaar, and regularly writes for Guardian Feast, The Observer Magazine and Vogue online. Her debut restaurant, Jikoni, was ranked 56th in the UK by the National Restaurant Awards within 7 months of opening and achieved a coveted place in the Michelin Guide in the same year. In 2017, she launched a 4 month vegan pop-up at the W Hotel which was voted The Best Vegan restaurant in the country by Harper’s Bazaar within a few weeks of opening. She has authored two books; her latest Jikoni: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from an Immigrant Kitchen, (Bloomsbury, 2020) has been shortlisted for both the André Simon Award and Fortnum & Mason’s Food and Drink Awards. In June 2020, Ravinder launched a sustainable vegetarian home delivery brand Comfort and Joy, a sister brand to Jikoni last year.

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