Asma Tastes Netflix Joy

Asma Khan
Asma Khan

Asian entrepreneur Asma Khan is set to become the first chef from Britain to appear on hit Netflix show Chef’s Table.

Khan (49), who set up restaurant Darjeel-ing Express in London, is set to feature in series six of the popular show.

The theme for the season is “the journey home” and it will see Khan make dishes from India’s royal kitchens in the north. She visited her family palace in Uttar Pradesh and viewers will see her recreating some of her signature dishes on the show.

Khan also cooks the food of Kolkata, the capital city of India’s eastern West Bengal state, where she was born and brought up.

Only a handful of women have been profiled on Chef’s Table, a show that typically leans towards food cooked with Western techniques.

Khan was quoted as saying: “Netflix contacted me in April. I wasn’t wearing my glasses when I read the email, and I didn’t really believe it was real, so I didn’t read it properly until two days later.

“It was quite scary really, but they had properly researched me, they knew all my dishes and all about my story, so I realised they were genuine. They [production team] were fantastic they really wanted to highlight my food and my culture, how I got to where I am. It’s very positive and I’m really proud.”