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Sumayya Usmani

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sumayya Usmani is an internationally published food writer, author and cookery teacher, who is recognised by BBC Good Food as the UK’s ‘go-to’ expert for Pakistani cuisine. Passionate about the rich culinary heritage of Pakistan, and her writing and teaching are devoted to sharing those distinct flavours and exploring the cultures and traditions that have influenced them.

Her debut memoir cookbook on Pakistani cuisine ‘Summers under the Tamarind Tree’ has now been followed by her new book 'Mountain Berries and Dessert Spice' introducing home cooks to Pakistani desserts whilst exploring their unique significance in the country’s culture and traditions.