From ‘chef of genius’ to ‘creator of the classiest curries in the City’ and in 2014 ‘BBC Food Personality of the Year’ this Mumbai-born Parsee chef has been called all manner of good things, but the Chef Patron of Cafe Spice Namaste, Mr Todiwalaʹs Kitchen, Assado, and The Park Café in Victoria Park East still has his feet very much on the ground...running.
Chef Todiwala has also teamed up with Scottish Chef Tony Singh in the hit prime time series on BBC2, The Incredible Spice Men. He likewise appears in the travelogue Galleons of Spice, broadcast on the History Channel, taking viewers through a tour of the culinary traditions and influences of Goa and Portugal.
Cyrus is the author of five books: International Cuisine: India, Cafe Spice Namaste: New Wave Indian Cuisine, Indian Summer, as well as The Incredible Spice Men with Tony Singh, which was nominated for a 2013 Specsavers National Book Award, and Mr Todiwala’s Bombay: Recipes and Memories from India, published by Hardie Grant and nominated for a 2013 World Food Awards Cookbook of the Year.
Photo: Jay Rowden
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