Asma Khan opened her London restaurant Darjeeling Express in 2017 after running supper clubs and a pop-up. A year later, she published Asma’s Indian Kitchen, winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the Indian Cuisine category in the UK. It was also shortlisted for best debut cookbook in the Fortnum & Mason 2019 Awards. Khan is the first British chef to feature in Netflix’s Chef’s Table. The series’ sixth season, which includes Khan’s episode, was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Documentary section. The Evening Standard listed Khan in ‘The Progress 1000’ as one of London’s most influential people 2019. She has also been included in the eighth edition of the ‘GG2 Power List’, profiling Britain’s 101 most influential Asians.
Food, Memory and Culture
Asma Khan in conversation with Rakhshanda Jalil
Food is an intangible trigger of feelings and emotions. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Asma Khan alongside writer and translator Rakhshanda Jalil speak movingly of the bonds of food and memory, friendship and community, across cultures and continents, and in the special places they call home.