Kalpna is an award-winning food writer,entrepreneur and charity campaigner. Her love of food comes from her Indian heritage and from managing food TV series at the BBC with Nigella, Nigel Slater, Rick Stein and the Hairy Bikers. She brought her passion and expertise in spices and health into her first food book, which is now in paperback as Spice Diet. She is a well- known and highly-respected face on the food circuit as a festival chef, food writer, story-teller and seasoned food awards judge.
Kalpna’s many achievements have been recognised by a clutch of national awards – including The Guild of Food Writers Inspiration Award, BBC’s Food and Farming Food Hero Award, Crumbs Food Magazine Food Hero and the Asian Women of Achievement Award. She was also featured in Waitrose Magazine as one of “20 people Making the World a Better Place to Live and Eat in 2020”.
In 2015 she launched her charity 91 Ways, which seeks to bring diverse communities together using the power of food to cross divides, build common ground and break down barriers and in 2020 she has published a beautiful book Eat Share Love curating the recipes of people from different language communities and sharing the personal stories behind these recipes.