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Spirit and Spice


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Ghillie Basan is a writer, broadcaster, and food anthropologist. In the media, she has been dubbed ‘The Original Spice Girl’ and her internationally acclaimed books have been nominated for the Glenfiddich Award,  Guild of Food Writers Award, and the Cordon Bleu World Food Media Award, as well as appearing regularly in the ‘Best of the Best’ and ‘Top 50’ lists.

Having worked and travelled in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, North America, India, Southeast Asia, and vast chunks of Africa as an English teacher, journalist, and food and travel writer, Ghillie's interests and experiences have culminated in more than 40 books that have been published around the world. Her food and travel articles have appeared in the Sunday Herald, Scotland on Sunday, The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Tribune, Press & Journal, BBC Good Food Magazine, TasteTurkey, Eatinmagazine, Diet & Nutrition USA, Middle Eastern Travel and various internet sites and magazines. She has also been short-listed ‘Pasta Journalist of the Year’ and was one of the presenters on BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Café. 



Ghillie’s food and immense body of knowledge cross the frontiers of culinary cultures and traditions. As with her life, the recipes are exciting but always rooted at the source. This stunning book is no exception - Ghillie’s courage, sense of adventure and pioneering spirit is movingly captured in the beautiful photos, her compelling words and delicious recipes. 
*Helen Goh*

You don’t have to travel the world when you have Ghillie's book - its an epic foodie adventure from cover to cover. Have a dram and learn from the spice guru!
*Kirsten Gilmour*

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