Simi Rezai-Ghassemi

Hi, I own and run Simi's Kitchen in Bath. I'm a cookery teacher, author and organic gardener. I teach world food specialising in the food of Central Asia, particularly Azerbaijan. I'm currently writing a book about fermented dairy of Central Asia which will be out next year. I was born on the Silk Road in Tabriz, Iran and grew up in Anglesey, north Wales. Having studied for my first degree at the University of Bath, I lived and worked in London and Toronto for several years before returning to my alma mater to complete my PhD in the Evolution of Entrepreneurial Firms. I've worked for London Underground, Ford Motor Company, Mondex and HSBC. I started Simi's Kitchen in 2009 and it has grown organically since. I would like to preserve the food knowledge of Azerbaijan through writing about the ingredients, techniques and the related rituals, culture and stories. Being an organic allotmenteer I write about food from soil-to-spoon, that is planting, harvesting, cooking and preserving.

Special subjects

Recipes, ingredients, history and culture of the Silk Route particularly Azerbaijan. World vegan cookery, Gluten free cookery, Growing Food.

Languages spoken

English, Azeri, Farsi and a little Turkish & Welsh.

Regular work

Teaching, Catering & Writing

Advisory boards / Awards

The Guild Fellowship Fund 2023.

Commercial interests

Cookery Demonstrator, Cookery Teacher, Recipe Developer, Food writer, Feature writer, Travel writer, Food tour guide Iran / Silk Route, Gardener

Simi Rezai-Ghassemi