Maunika Gowardhan

I'm a private chef and freelance food writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. I was born in Bombay, India where food was plentiful and I was also fortunate enough to sample varied cuisine in a subcontinent where every community has their unique style and methods of cooking which ultimately lend to the balance of flavours in Indian food.Coming to England made me perpetually homesick and I missed home cooked meals. With my spices at hand, I tried my best to emulate the kind of food I grew up eating. And I can proudly say that over the last 12yrs the flavours, textures and the variety of food I cook has gone down a treat with clients, family as well as friends. I also do various food demos along side award winning chefs in the UK, freelance features and talk all things Indian food related on BBC Radio Newcastle. Working with international food brands, devising recipes for them to promote the best regional Indian cooking on offer. For more information see

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