Torie True

My first cookbook - Chilli & Mint: Indian Home Cooking From A British Kitchen was published November 2021 by Meze Publishing. I have been cooking Indian food for over 23 years (my other half is British Indian), but only working in a food capacity for the past decade. It began when I started my blog, focusing on cooking with herbs and spices and also travel. This led to me setting up a food business teaching others about spices and cooking with them in relation to Indian cuisine. I am passionate about sharing the joy of cooking with spices and demystifying the notion that cooking with spices is difficult and spicy. My London classes are hands on, fun and informative and incorporate a 'spice tour' in Tooting, where I show clients where and what spices to buy and educating them about all the Indian produce on offer. After the tour we gather in my home and work as a team creating a six course Indian feast, which I hope will give my clients confidence to cook the very same dishes back in their homes. I have also taught out of London a number of times both in private homes for groups, as well as at Maymessy Cookery School. I have written monthly food theme articles for ‘Country and Town House Magazine online’, as well as writing restaurant reviews for over a year, for digital food journal ‘Binge’, as well as photographing the front cover for its first print copy, as well as a couple of other food photographs within the magazine. I also wrote a piece on ‘Heirlooms From the Sea – A Quest for Cockles, Samphire and Laver’. My recipes have been in Delicious Magazine (Chingri Maach/Bengali Prawn Curry), The Telegraph (chocolate, chilli and cinnamon fondants with cardamom Chantilly cream).

Special subjects

Indian home cooking, travel

Regular work

I teach Indian cooking classes live (which include a spice tour) and on zoom (where I send out all the necessary spices to clients)

Commercial interests

Indian cookery teacher, food and travel writer, recipe developer

Torie True