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Gurdeep Loyal Author Talk • Mother Tongue

Tuesday March 12 at 6:30 pm

A note about our in-store events:

We offer first come, first served seating in our shop. There will be overflow room outside if needed and the author will be mic'd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

You can pre-order a copy below for pick-up at the event or purchase copies on-site.


Gurdeep Loyal - an award winning British Indian food writer, columnist, and trend consultant, born and raised in Leicester, England. He was winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award for new food and drink writers in 2021. His monthly column in Olive Magazine explores culinary ingredients from around the world through recipes, along with the stories of diasporic home-cooks and chefs that preserve them. He also curates the online platform which celebrates food histories of migration, race and identity. Gurdeep has written about food and culture for Courier Magazine, The Food Almanac and Suitcase Magazine; and been a host speaker at the British Library Food Season, Charleston Small Wonder Literary Festival and Food People Trends Summit. He lives in Hackney, East London, where his best-loved pastimes are eating out, posting over-filtered selfies, and yelling “play Beyoncé” at DJs in clubs

Mother Tongue - In Mother Tongue Gurdeep Loyal explores his culinary upbringing that combined ‘authentic’ home-cooked Punjabi food, with ‘inauthentic’ curry-house Tikka Masalas, the Western foodie cannon, and a wanderlust for travel in pursuit of flavour. What results is a flavour amplified intercultural cuisine, that is a delicious culinary self-expression of his second-generation experience of the world today. Gurdeep serves up over 100 knock-out recipes, including a mouth-watering Miso-Masala Fried Chicken Sando, Sweet Chilli-Gunpowder Roasted Cauliflower, Desi Kofta Meatballs with Sticky Mango-Lime Tomatoes and Chocolate-Orange Jalebis, all combined with expert know-how on building, blending, and remixing global flavour combinations. Mother Tongue is bursting with vibrantly spiced, colourfully flavour-forward recipes for home-cooks to explore and be inspired by every day.