Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs - a curious cook, a perfectionist inspired by the culinary melting pot of evocative flavours and textural nuance, and a writer whose successful, award winning books – Dessert Divas, Tasting India, Fire, Spice, Stir, Paramount Cooking and Paramount Desserts have spiced up the lives of keen cooks everywhere.

Her latest book A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan will be published in October 2015, an invaluable and comprehensive travel guide for both countries listing her personal favourites of where to sleep and eat and what to eat, giving a deeper meaning to the travel experience.

As one of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her professional culinary life as restaurateur has culminated in three groundbreaking, award winning restaurants: Paramount in Sydney from 1993 to 2000, East@West in London from 2003 to 2005 and Universal from 2007 to 2013.

A love of spices and an understanding of the home cook's need for authentically flavoured simple sustaining food led Christine to develop the Christine Manfield Spice Collection range of spice pastes and condiments widely available at retail stores throughout Australia.

An inveterate traveller, Christine continues to broaden her global interests working alongside respected chefs in Australia and around the world, and hosting bespoke gastronomic tours to exotic destinations including India, Spain, Morocco, Bhutan, France and Tasmania.

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