Simi Rezai-Ghassemi

Simi owns and runs Simi's Kitchen. A Bath-based cookery teacher and organic gardener, she teaches world food specialising in the food of Central Asia. She is currently writing a book about a fermented dairy product from her heritage, Qurut, cooking with dried yoghurt, which will be out next year. Simi was born on the Silk Road in Tabriz, Iran and grew up in Anglesey, north Wales. Having studied for her first degree at the University of Bath, she lived and worked in Toronto for several years before returning to her alma mater to complete her PhD. She has worked for Ford Motor Company, Mondex and HSBC. She started Simi's Kitchen in 2009.

Special subjects

Food and ingredients of the Silk Route particularly Azerbaijan, vegan cookery and gluten free cookery

Languages spoken

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

Regular work

Teaching & Catering - Simi's Kitchen Bath

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Simi Rezai-Ghassemi