by ASJAD NAZIR THE HEAD CHEF AND AUTHOR ON HER FLAVOUR-FILLED JOURNEY AND HOW TO CONQUER COOKERY CHALLENGES BEING attached to the toy kitchen at nursery as a three-year-old was the beginning of a lifelong journey connected to cooking for Nitisha Patel. Growing up, she was surrounded by good food, home recipes and relations who loved to cook, in­cluding a grandmother who taught her how to make traditional Gujarati food. That flavour-filled childhood led to her breaking through into a male-dominated industry and be­coming a head chef. She later developed dishes for leading retailers and released her acclaimed cook­book My…