Food Festivals

Royal Three Counties Show 15th June

Appearance at Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern on Sunday 15th June, 2014.

Anita will be appearing at the Cookery Theatre on Sunday 15th June at 2pm at The Royal Three Counties Show which runs from Friday 13th June – Sunday 15th June 2014. During the 40 min Anita will demonstrate how to turn seasonal Worcestershire produce into fabulous aromatic curry including some tips for preparing your own aromatic spice blend.

Last year 95,000 attended over the three days to celebrate the very best that Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire have to offer in Food, farming and countryside. Anita will be joined on stage by friend and compere Katie Johnson (former BBC broadcaster) who together with her husband Glynn, run Wots Cooking a company that provides cookery stages and hosting for food festivals.


Anita has been attending and presenting at Food Festivals for a number of years and previous events have included; The Good Food Show, Malvern Three Counties, The Royal Show, Stoneleigh, Ludlow Food Centre and most recently, Stratford Food Festival.

Anita’s own story is intriguing to guests as to how Anita Sharma-James PhD left the academic world and her laboratory to head for the kitchen!

Anita enjoyed almost ten years of working within a university setting as a medical research scientist, helping students and conducting medical research but her passion and outlet for creativity has always been through food.  After the birth of her daughter, she decided to turn that passion together with her medical and health knowledge into a unique kind of cookery school.  Her aim continues to be to provide positive Indian food and cultural experiences in a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

Working with regional Food Festivals, Anita is enthused by presenting interactive workshops alongside talk and taste theatre sessions.  Engaging the audience from the outset, very quickly the audience are participating in the sessions to uncover the many mysteries behind Indian cooking.  Anita believes that food is about constantly reconnecting ourselves with each other and the local growing landscape.  Food Festivals enable us to celebrate a shared local food experience and to express that creative sense of community and caring,

She shares lots of Indian family secrets from her recipe book A Life of Spice and demonstrates a completely unique approach to Indian food which not only tastes heavenly but is like having a pharmacy in your own kitchen!

Foodies attending Anita’s events can expect valuable insights into both the Indian culture, (authentic recipes and techniques) and science (health benefits of food, herbs and spices) of Indian food.

Anita shares her ethos about food and how it creates a sense of community with the Stratford Food Festival.