|About the Author
Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra has a multi-cultural background – in her own words "a convent-attending Guyanese Hindu of Indian ancestry, who was educated in North America and Europe and subsequently married into a European Jewish family". A food historian and freelance translator, she has authored a book on Dutch baking – Windmills in my Oven (Prospect Books, 2002). In 2000, she received the Sophie Coe award for food history, presented by the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Her most recent book, Warm Bread and Honey Cake (Pavilion, 2010), won the Guild of Food Writers Award for Cookbook of the Year 2010. She lives in the Netherlands.