Synonymous with good food, Rashmi Uday Singh has been a trailblazer in the fields of food, vegetarianism and health for over three decades.
A TV host, an author of 40 books and a Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner, several prestigious international awards have been conferred upon her, including the Chevalier knighthood from the government of France. Singh has many firsts to her credit, including India’s first-ever city restaurant guide and the world’s first vegetarian guide to Paris. Having studied law, journalism and management, Singh worked for 15 years with the Indian Revenue Service and resigned as Commissioner of Tax. She writes weekly columns for The Times of India‘s Bombay Times and Chennai Times. She has also written weekly columns for The Hindu (for 7 years), Indian Express (for 15 years), and continues to write for national and international publications on food and health.
Having trained with the BBC, Singh filmed with Gordon Ramsay for Channel 4, where she not only made him eat vegetarian food but also learn to cook it. She was recently on the jury panel for Netflix‘s The Final Table. Singh has been researching vegetarian dining for the past 15 years through her travels, and in her countless columns in national and international publications. Her pure vegetarian cookbook, Around the World in 80 Plates, won four international awards. Singh submitted a thesis on “The Rise and Rise of Vegetarianism” for her higher studies in gastronomy in HEG Le Cordon Bleu Paris and the University of Reims. She is currently researching for an international TV show on dining vegetarian around the world.