Niki Segnit had not so much as peeled a potato until her early twenties when, almost by accident, she discovered that she loved cooking. But learning how to pair foods? Now that can be tricky.
Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? From orange and carraway, to broad bean and samphire, to lychee and coconut, whatever ingredient you have in the house, Niki Segnit can tell you exactly what to pair with it and suggests unique flavour combinations that range from the unexpected to the outright bizarre.
She is the recipient of the André Simon Award for best food book, the Guild of Food Writers Award for best first book, and was shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards. Her columns, features, and reviews have appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Sunday Times. Her background is in marketing, specialising in food and drink, and she has worked with many famous brands of candy, snacks, baby foods, condiments, dairy products, hard liquors and soft drinks.
Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or more culinarily challenged, allow Niki to take your cooking to the next level and maybe leave with some dinner party inspiration. Niki will be interviewed by radio broadcaster and Magic FM’s Head Book Worm Natasha Knight.