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Sumayya Usmani

Sumayya grew up in Pakistan and and learnt to cook from her mother and grandmothers who didn’t write recipes down – a tradition called Andaza (in Urdu).  Andaza is the backbone of Sumayya’s approach to cooking.   Sumayya is passionate about the food of Pakistan and – as a natural communicator – vividly and eloquently describes the atmosphere of her homeland and the spices/dishes of its cuisine.  Sumayya now lives in Glasgow where she writes cookery books and teaches.  She believes that cooking is a life-skill that every child should learn and joined Root Camp team with “goose bumps” – so inspired to get involved.