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International Women’s Day 2019

In my experience there is still a ceiling, women progress a bit slower than men,’ says Anita Kerai FCCA. Kenya-born Kerai made the leap from being a senior finance professional to setting up her own cooking business, which includes her TV show ‘Return to Kenya’ –...

Anita Kerai | Women in the Food Industry | #TCTalks 67

Episode 67 of tikichris Talks features a discussion with chef, author and television presenter, Anita Kerai.   Anita is the presenter of Return to Kenya on Amazon Prime. The seven-part series follows her as she return to her birthplace of Kenya 22 years after she...

Monocle’s guide to food, drink and entertaining.

Why Kenyan cuisine is one to keep an eye on, an ancient white grape enjoying a sudden renaissance and how a team in Denmark is creating food culture of the future. Listen to the episode here

Forbes – UK Based Chef’s New Amazon Series Retraces Her Culinary Roots In Kenya After Dramatic Career Change

After crunching numbers for over fifteen years for companies such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, London based chef Anita Kerai made a decade long dream come true last year when she left behind her financial accounting career to pursue her passion for food: to...

BBC Three Counties Radio Yasmeen Khan

Click here to listen to my interview with Yasmeen Khan from the BBC Three Counties Radio Show

Kenyan expat chef returns to her culinary roots for new Amazon series

Kenyan born chef, Anita Kerai, returned to her birthplace 22 years after moving to the UK for her new 7-part television series which will begin streaming on Amazon Prime this weekend. Return to Kenya follows the 43-year-old former accountant from Harrow who changed...

BBC Asian Network – Big Debate show with Qasa

Click here to listen to my big debate with Qasa on the BBC Asian Network radio show

Kenyan-Indian chef scores TV series and cookbook

Return to Kenya, a seven part TV series coming to Amazon Prime, follows Anita Kerai returning to her birthplace 22 years after leaving. The 43 year old former accountant from Harrow changed career and became a chef. In the show she returns to Kenya retraces her...

Ancestral Travel: Trace your roots [Travel TMC]

Travel to trace your roots There are a lot of names for it: ancestry travel, genealogy trip, family heritage travel. If you’re just getting started with genealogy, it might surprise you how truly global your history is. A study by the University of Pennsylvania...

What’s cooking?

At one point in her career, Anita Kerai was unsure whether to call herself an accountant, chef or TV presenter, but now she is clear: ‘I am a food presenter and I want to be a worldwide brand.’ This ambition first surfaced while she was working as an accountant in...

International Women’s Day 2019

In my experience there is still a ceiling, women progress a bit slower than men,’ says Anita Kerai FCCA. Kenya-born Kerai made the leap from being a senior finance professional to setting up her own cooking business, which includes her TV show ‘Return to Kenya’ –...

Anita Kerai | Women in the Food Industry | #TCTalks 67

Episode 67 of tikichris Talks features a discussion with chef, author and television presenter, Anita Kerai.   Anita is the presenter of Return to Kenya on Amazon Prime. The seven-part series follows her as she return to her birthplace of Kenya 22 years after she...

Kenyan-Indian chef scores TV series and cookbook

Return to Kenya, a seven part TV series coming to Amazon Prime, follows Anita Kerai returning to her birthplace 22 years after leaving. The 43 year old former accountant from Harrow changed career and became a chef. In the show she returns to Kenya retraces her...

Ancestral Travel: Trace your roots [Travel TMC]

Travel to trace your roots There are a lot of names for it: ancestry travel, genealogy trip, family heritage travel. If you’re just getting started with genealogy, it might surprise you how truly global your history is. A study by the University of Pennsylvania...

What’s cooking?

At one point in her career, Anita Kerai was unsure whether to call herself an accountant, chef or TV presenter, but now she is clear: ‘I am a food presenter and I want to be a worldwide brand.’ This ambition first surfaced while she was working as an accountant in...

My Culinary Craft at Swaminarayan Academy Embakasi

Whilst travelling in Kenya to shoot my food and travel series i thought it would be amazing to stop by school in Embakasi and host my very own cooking class! It was a lovely break from the long and tiring filming for the series and more importantly, one of...

A Q&A with ACCA – Accounting & Business

What’s cooking? Simply Good Food TV presenter Anita Kerai FCCA explains why she gave up a successful career in finance to build her own cookery brand Article by Peter Williams, journalist At one point in her career, Anita Kerai was unsure whether to call...

A Cook In My Kitchen – Anita Kerai

Check out an article featuring myself with Surf4 News The other week I had the pleasure of welcoming cook Anita Kerai into my kitchen. She arrived with boxes full of food and spices, and a big grin on her face. Within minutes she’d begun, cooking up a...

Curry for Change – Evening of Flavour.

It’s been nearly a year that I became a part of ‘Find Your Feet’ and ‘Curry for Change’. It’s a charity that helps rural families in Africa and Asia come out of poverty. I have seen a lot of poverty in around me in Kenya, so naturally I was drawn toward...

A Q&A with The Free Form Fairy

WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY’S UNIQUE SELLING POINT? WHY SHOULD MY READERS BE INTERESTED IN YOU? Born in a vegetarian family like most Kutchi Gujarati’s, our diet is mainly plant based, full of grains, lentils and dairy. I teach very authentic Kutchi Gujarati...

Check Out an Article Featuring Me on The Quint

Anita Kerai’s Healthy Indian Styles Anita Kerai, a Kenyan-Gujarati chef and presenter on Simply Good Food TV, runs a similar cookery school in Harrow near London. My cooking has always been about simple and healthy eating. As I am a very green person the...

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Hello Farro! Bye Quinoa…

Now that almost everyone has tried and tested Quinoa, Farro is the latest ancient grain to gain attention and follow its path in the foodie world. I was speaking to one my chef friends from Mali and he mentioned that they use a lot of farro in Mali. As...

Mission Accomplished

So where do I begin……. By profession, I am a qualified accountant with over 15 years in the media industry, but the thought of turning to my hobby and passion has been with me since my daughter was born 9 years ago. So finally in early 2017, I decided to...

Hello Farro! Bye Quinoa…

Now that almost everyone has tried and tested Quinoa, Farro is the latest ancient grain to gain attention and follow its path in the foodie world. I was speaking to one my chef friends from Mali and he mentioned that they use a lot of farro in Mali. As...

Mission Accomplished

So where do I begin……. By profession, I am a qualified accountant with over 15 years in the media industry, but the thought of turning to my hobby and passion has been with me since my daughter was born 9 years ago. So finally in early 2017, I decided to...

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