Literary Festivals

In 2011, Anita published ‘A Life of Spice Raksha’s Story’ which takes you on a journey spanning sixty years, several thousand miles, two continents and many gorious dishes along the way.

The book recounts the story of Raksha’s life, Anita’s mother in the early years of the Punjab through to their arrival in Birmingham in the late 1960’s.  Very quickly you are engrossed in the book, the story and tantalised by mouthwatering recipes all from Raksha and Anita’s Indian heritage.

Publishing in 2011, Anita was invited to be part of the Worcestershire Literary Festival 2012, where she demonstrated recipes from the book to eager culinary enthusiasts before she was whisked away for book signing in Waterstones, where her mother was also present to speak to the public about their book writing journey together.

The combination of a demonstration and book signing opportunity befits any Literary Festival looking for creativity, inspiration and a unique author with a truly unique story.


  • "It was a pleasure meeting you again, albeit fleetingly, at the BPC Christmas lunch, and thank you for giving me a copy of A Life of Spice.
    I must confess I'm not normally a reader of cookery books but from the opening chapter I became intrigued by your family story and how the love of food, and its preparation, is a cornerstone of everyday life.
    As the West continues to pollute the world with MacDonalds and KFC we have much to learn, or re-learn, from traditional methods.
    Well done. The book is a triumph. You must be very proud of it."
    Best wishes
    Bob Warman

Worcestershire Literary Festival

Worcestershire Literary Festival 20 – 29th June 2014

Spice Girl Live@Bindles
Friday June 27th 12 – 14.00 pm
Bindles, 55 Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU

As part of the first Worcester Literary Festival Anita launched her book ‘A Life of Spice Raksha’s Story’ based on her family’s culinary journey from India to the UK in Waterstones, Worcester.

Now come and meet Anita, hear her read from her book and enjoy a live Indian Cookery Demonstration at Bindles and afterwards taste some of the mouth-watering family recipes in a special tasting session exclusive to Bindles Brasserie.