Hello, my name’s Meera.
I was born in Lincolnshire to Ugandan Indian parents and have been surrounded by a wonderful assortment of all things delicious from a very early age. Cooking is a huge part of my heritage and my love for my ancestors’ food and desire to keep their food traditions alive led me to journey back to my mother’s kitchen to capture the recipes from my childhood.
These family recipes and the stories that came with them were the inspiration for my first cookbook, Made in India, which was published by Figtree, Penguin in July 2014. Happily, Made in India became a Top 10 best seller and was named a book of the year by The Times and the Financial Times.
My second book, Fresh India, was published in July 2016 and is a celebration of India’s love of vegetables. It won The Observer Food Monthly’s Best New Cookbook.
Outside of books, I write a weekly column vegan column for The Guardian (which won The Guild of Food Writers and Fortnum & Mason’s Best Cookery Writer Award) and I’ve written for, or been featured in publications from food websites to national papers and lifestyle magazines including Food 52, Bon Appetit, Vogue, The New York Times, WSJ, The Times and The Financial Times.