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Olia Hercules

Olia is a Leith’s-trained chef and she developed her cooking skills by working in the kitchens of Ottolenghi. Food writer & stylist, she was chosen as 'Observer Rising Star of 2015' in the food category. Her first cookery book, 'Mamushka' was published in June 2015 to huge acclaim, and with good reason.  Olia's Ukrainian background runs through the pages and the recipes taking the reader on an extraordinary journey with familiar ingredients of the British kitchen garden.  We are so very much looking forward to recipes that take the very best from the early spring gardens at Thyme and explore the cooking of the Ukraine and a region not so familiar to many.