Gaitri was born and brought up in Guyana, where her Indian ancestors had settled several generations before. After studying Political Science and Modern Languages in Canada and Spain, she went to live in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband. Her passion is for bringing lesser-known ethnic specialities to the attention of a wider audience, with much emphasis on baked goods. Gaitri writes primarily in English, but also in Dutch. She has received a Sophie Coe award for Food History and two her books have won major awards. Warm Bread and Honey Cake was the Guild of Food Writers’ Cookery Book of the Year 2010; Het Nederlands Bakboek was ‘Kookboek van het Jaar 2012’ (Cookbook of the Year) in the Netherlands. When not busy with food or writing projects, Gaitri is actively involved in village affairs and soothing hobbies such as pottery and clay modelling.
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