Silvena Rowe

Silvena Rowe's distinctive style of cooking combines her Eastern European heritage with a modern British twist.

Feisty and energetic Bulgarian-born Silvena is the leading authority in the field of Eastern Mediterranean food in the UK.

She was a firm favourite and a familiar face on Great Food Live on the Good Food Channel, and is a regular guest on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.

Her most recent book, Orient Express, was released in 2011 to rave reviews, and one of her many previous books, Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume, won the 2011 Gourmand Award in Paris

Her other books include: Supergrub with Malcolm Gluck; Breast Cancer Prevention Diet; Feasts - Food for sharing from Central and Eastern Europe (Glendfiddich Food and Drink Award- May 2007); The Eastern and Central European Kitchen; The Food of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; The Food of Bulgaria and Romania; and The Food of Hungary.

Silvena had a regular column in the Guardian, 2001-2005, where she was the Guardian mid-week food writer. She also writes for the Independent, Sunday Times, Olive and Delicious magazines and most lately for the Evening Standard and Love it! magazine.

Her restaurant Quince, in which she is the Chef Patron, has just opened.

Books
Supergrub: Dinner-party Bliss on a Budget, Collins, 2004 
Feasts: Food for Sharing from Central and Eastern Europe, Mitchell Beazley, 2006
The Eastern and Central European Kitchen: Contemporary and Classic Recipes, Interlink, 2007

Silvena Rowe

Silvena Rowe's Recipes



 
Aubergine and tahini dip
Aubergine and tahini dip

Silvena Rowe's recipe for this popular Mediterranean dip includes some great tricks for achieving a cut-above result

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Avocado and sumac dip
Avocado and sumac dip

Avocado and sumac dip, from Silvena Rowe, is a Turkish recipe that is very healthy and so simple to make

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
10 min

Chilli-scented prawns with feta guvech
Chilli-scented prawns with feta guvech

Silvena Rowe's unusual combination of seafood and cheese is crammed with vibrant Mediterranean flavours

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Chocolate Roulade with Chestnut Cream
Chocolate Roulade with Chestnut Cream on Great Food Live

Light chocolate roulade with a creamy chestnut filling, make this impressive offering from Silvena Rowe's a dessert that's sure to delight

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
50 min

Coffee cupcakes with chocolate frosting
Coffee cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Silvena Rowe shows that coffee is not just for drinking, in this fabulous fuss-free recipe for coffee cakes with creamy chocolate topping

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Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Falafel with tahini sauce
Falafel with tahini sauce

For a delicious and healthy Middle Eastern snack, try Silvena Rowe's falafel with tahini sauce and pitta bread

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Green shawarma salmon
Green shawarma salmon

Silvena Rowe's lively marinade of fresh and dried spices makes a pretty colour contrast to juicy salmon fillets

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Home-cured Salmon with Beetroot and Orange
Home-cured Salmon with Beetroot and Orange on Great Food Live

For a delicious alternative to traditional smoked salmon, take time out to prepare Silvena Rowe's fabulous cured salmon

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Hungarian Paprikás
Hungarian Paprikás on Market Kitchen

Hungary is well-known for its sweetly aromatic paprika, and Silvena Rowe puts it to good use in this hearty casserole

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Lettuce with whipped feta dressing
Lettuce with whipped feta dressing

Silvena Rowe's creamy cumin-spiced dressing makes this quick recipe an enticing alternative to caesar salad

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min