“I’ve taken time out from the hustle and bustle of London for a few weeks of pure r‘n’r, in the Australian countryside.

Whilst I sample the beautiful produce, I might just show the locals something new about Indian cuisine.” – Anjum Anand


For British-Indian chef Anjum Anand, dubbed the Nigella of Indian cuisine, food is at the heart of every holiday experience.

In a 12-part series, Anjum serves up her fresh and modern take on Indian cuisine as she cooks for her loved ones while taking some time out in Victoria’s stunning Mornington Peninsula in Anjum’s Spice Stories.

Anjum’s Spice Stories begins Monday 4 April at 7.30pm on Food Network.

For the woman whose must-have cookbook knocked Harry Potter off the top spot of bestsellers, Australia holds a special place in Anjum’s heart.

Having spent her honeymoon Down Under, she returns to one of her favourite destinations to cook up a storm from her base in country Victoria.


Anjum’s passion for fresh produce sees her meeting with local suppliers and market holders as she shops for spices and ingredients at the Queen Victoria Markets before heading back to the kitchen in her picturesque rural property in the Mornington Peninsula.

Anjum’s Spice Stories is a celebration of the best Australia has to offer, but with a unique Indian twist from ‘the face of Modern Indian cuisine’ herself.

From local delicacies and beautiful landscapes, Anjum explores the wonders of modern Indian cuisine, with an Australian twist, showcasing how healthy, fresh and easy Indian flavours can be.

Is Indian food unhealthy loaded with fats?

Not for Anjum – in fact nourishing food and healthy lifestyle is at the heart of everything Anjum does, having lost up to an astounding 40kgs with her own adaption and interpretation of modern fresh and easy to prepare Indian cuisine.

In the series she will also share the secrets of her diet that is real food and yet fabulous for the waistline.

Anjum Anand is the face of modern Indian cuisine, who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit – an internationally renowned TV chef, best-selling food writer, award-winning brand owner, entrepreneur and mother of two children.

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