About

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Shrimoyee Chakraborty

 

I grew up in Calcutta, the cultural capital of India,  where my mother taught me to cook at an early age. Relocating to the UK to study for a master’s degree at Manchester Business School, I found herself hosting a mini supper club for my fellow students and set up a this blog. Moving to London, I was shocked to find that authentic Calcutta food was almost impossible to find. Determined to redress this, I launched a series of London pop-ups in 2015 starting with Camden and this led to several articles in newspapers and magazines which gave me the confidence to quit my day job at an economic think tank in to following my love of food and I decided to cook full-time. I raised funding and opened my first restaurant, Calcutta Street, in Fitzrovia in July 2016 and following that Calcutta Street Brixton opened in June 2017.

I have been extremely fortunate to be featured in publications from the Independent to the Financial Times, the Telegraph and Grazia, and Calcutta Street has been lauded by globally-recognised food critics.

This blog is where my food journey started and where I scribble my notes and recipes. I hope you enjoy the recipes and my crazy adventure.

You can also find me on Twitter – @shrimoyeec and Instagram – @shrimoyeec

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Love,

Shrim xx

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