About the Swindian


A cooking class at L’Atelier des Chefs, London

Follow me on Twitter @kirankishore21 and on Instagram @theswindian. For business enquiries, please email hello@theswindian.com 

The Swindian was voted Highly Commended in the UK Blog Awards 2016 in the Food & Drink category!

I am a Munich-based Swindian (Swiss-Indian) who has lived in Switzerland, the US, Spain, Scotland, London, and now Munich. I used to be an incredibly fussy eater and was happiest with plain rice, or pasta with a bit of butter. Over the past few years, this has changed profoundly as I have discovered the joy of eating and cooking, and this blog is a part of that.

I experiment with many different cuisines: Indian, Oriental, Western, Middle Eastern… and I love buying exotic ingredients, so my cupboard is filled with things like truffle oil, sumac, and harissa. I am also constantly on the hunt for interesting vegetarian recipes, as I am vegetarian every September. You can find all my recipes at the top of the site, sorted by cuisine, as well as some dinner party guides based on previous ones I have hosted.

Whilst I love cooking, I also enjoy eating out, especially in the culinary hotspot that is London. I never hold back in my reviews, so you will always read about the good and the bad (exemplified by a recent terrible brunch)! And whenever I travel, food is a huge part of the itinerary – you can read all about my various experiences abroad as well (including a recent backpacking trip across South America).

I am constantly looking to expand my culinary knowledge, and you can read about these adventures on the ‘foodie experiences’ page, which include some very educational cooking classes!

If you ever recreate any of my recipes, or visit a restaurant I’ve recommended, I would love to hear about it through comments, tweets, or emails!

I rarely depart from food, but I did once write a love letter to London, which you can read here, and a random rant about technology.


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Discovering the history of cacao in Arequipa, Peru