Dina Begum a British-Bangladeshi food writer and cook who is passionate about food traditions and stories, in particular those related to her Bangladeshi heritage. Dina is increasingly called upon to write for nationwide publications and her recipes have been featured in The Telegraph, Huffington Post and Metro, for which she has written a series highlighting the delicious and underrepresented cuisine of Bangladesh. Dina's debut cookbook ‘The Brick Lane Cookbook’, was published by Kitchen Press in March 2018 and celebrates the diverse food culture of London’s iconic Brick Lane.
Dina has recently been included in the prestigious 2018 British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration (BBPI) 100 list, which recognises British Bangladeshis from all walks of life. Dina has written the introduction to renowned Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty’s book, Shipwreckers, on the hazardous shipbreaking trade in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She also writes short fiction and poetry which have appeared in various publications, such as Bengal Lights (Bangladesh) and The Illustrated Ape Magazine.