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.
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