The Back-Up Plan Podcast, Episode 2: Asma Khan

There are so many things to say about the day I interviewed Asma Khan, founder of the Carnaby restaurant Darjeeling Express and the only Briton to have been featured on Netflix’s hit show ‘Chef’s Table’.

We were in a hot and sticky studio in Soho, but any discomfort I felt as she arrived was short-lived: immediately I simultaneously felt like I was chatting with my warmest friend and most inspiring mentor. It was wonderful.

Asma has fast become a world-renowned name in the culinary world, having opened the exclusively female-chef restaurant Darjeeling Express in Kingly Court. Coming from no professional cooking experience and as a second-born daughter in India – which she goes into on the podcast – Asma has crafted her career from self-belief, hard work and pure talent.

Asma Khan London

Originally moving to the UK to join her husband and study law, Asma soon realised she’d feel more fulfilled following her own back-up plan. A hugely empowering account of a woman born with the odds against her, Asma’s message empowers women to follow their passions and change the game.

Give this one a listen, I can’t recommend it enough. Visit the Back-Up Plan Podcast on iTunes.

As always, kind thanks go to Etsy for sponsoring the podcast.

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