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Rukmini Iyer is the bestselling author of the Roasting Tin series, which in five years has sold over 1.25 million copies globally. She’s a recipe writer, food stylist and former lawyer who loves creating delicious and easy recipes with minimum fuss and maximum flavour. Rukmini believes that making time to eat well – be it for oneself or for family dinners – is an integral part of the day, and she’s passionate about helping people make it possible.
Rukmini grew up in Cambridgeshire with the best of three food cultures: Bengali and South Indian food from her parents Indian heritage, along with classic ’80s mac and cheese, sponge puddings, and cheese and pineapple on a stick. Rukmini’s approach to cooking Indian food is inspired by seeing the ease with which her mother switched between Indian meals to recipes from Delia, Linda McCartney, and Jamie – keeping traditional flavourings, but looking at ways to put easy weeknight dinners on the table.
As well as writing cookbooks, Rukmini styles and writes recipes for numerous brands and publications, including the Guardian, BBC Good Food, Waitrose, and Fortnum & Mason. When she’s not cooking, she can be found walking her beautiful border collie Pepper in South London, creating her first proper kitchen garden, and entertaining at home with her partner Tim and new baby daughter. https://www.rukmini-iyer.com/