BBC Food & Farming Awards winner and founder pioneering Bristol community organisation 91 Ways to Build a Global City, Kalpna will cook dal and spinach tikis (aka dal patties)
12 pm Dr Caroline Gilmartin, compèred by Hannah Braye
Dr Caroline Gilmartin is a fermenting specialist with a background in microbiology and genetics. Caroline is fascinated by how clever microbes are, both those living in our guts, and probiotics in fermented foods. She is on a mission to get Bristol and is also behind Every Good Thing, which supplies fermented foods including Kimchi, Curtido, Sauerkraut and Kefir to some of Bristol’s loveliest shops and cafés.
1 pm Chetna Makan, compèred by Kalpna Woolf
Chetna Makan was born in Jabalpur in Central India. She has a degree in fashion and worked in Mumbai as a fashion designer before moving to the UK in 2004. Chetna was part of 'The Great British Bake Off' in 2014 and since then has written 3 books. The first book 'The Cardamom Trail' was a celebration of baking with Indian flavours and her second book 'Chai, Chaat & Chutney' was discovering Indian Streetfood from the 4 corners of India. Her new book is Inspired by Indian cuisine, 'Chetna's Healthy Indian' is proof that healthy food does not need to be health food, and convenient meals can be good for you, too. She also has a very popular Youtube channel 'Food with Chetna' where she shares her creative flair for all things cooking and baking.
2 pm Jenny Chandler, compèred by Jo Ingleby
Cook, writer and teacher, Jenny is author of the superb Pulse cook and a former UN pulse ambassador. She'll demonstrate the versatility of dal through three simple dishes, each using British pulses and with a choice of garnishes.
3 pm Nidhi Verma, compèred by Nick Saltmarsh
Nidhi Verma is a cookery teacher and food writer who teaches Indian cookery classes in South West London. Meri Rasoi means ‘My Kitchen’ and Nidhi shares traditional recipes that have been handed through her family for generations or that she has discovered on her travels around India.
4 pm, Ramesh from Thali, compèred by Gemma Thorogood
5 pm Genevieve Taylor, compèred by Jo Ingleby
Genevieve is a food writer, food stylist and presenter with a love of simple and beautiful food. She writes cookery books, pieces for national magazines and newspapers, presents films and creates food for film and photography that is used in TV, advertising, packaging, PR and marketing campaigns.