Le Cordon Bleu News, 04/24/2012

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Chef Mridula Baljekar Demonstration at Le Cordon Bleu London
Following the close of the 2012 London Book Fair, Le Cordon Bleu London welcomed award winning Indian chef, Mridula Baljekar, to the Bloomsbury Square campus on Wednesday 18th April for a demonstration to the Le Cordon Bleu students. Chef Mridula prepared three recipes from her various best selling books, which included Chicken in Poppy Seed Sauce, Semolina and Almond Fudge, and Saffron Pilau with Apricot. Students were shown traditional Indian techniques and ingredients to broaden their knowledge of international cuisine and complement the skills taught to them in classic French gastronomy.
Born and raised in Assam in North East India, Mridula moved to London to become a PA in the Financial District. She soon changed careers to follow her passion for cooking, and began teaching at the local Adult Education Institute. So impressed with her recipes, students encouraged Mridula to write her own books, which led to the ‘The Complete Indian Cookbook’ being published, which sold more than 1 million copies.
Mridula has gone on to publish 27 cookbooks to date, winning various awards. Her 2005 book ‘Great Indian Feasts’ won ‘Best Asian Cookbook in the World’ at the 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and ‘Cookery Book of the Year’ in the same year. Her skills in Indian cuisine have attracted high-profile attention, and she has in the past catered for a garden party at No. 10 Downing Street as well as a private dinner for celebrity Jerry Hall.

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