Reza is best known as the flamboyant and highly entertaining TV chef, with an encyclopedic knowledge of Indian food. He has received high praise for his last three Food Network series Reza’s African Kitchen and Reza, Spice Prince of India and Reza, Spice Prince of Thailand/Spice Prince of Vietnam.
He has made recent appearances on BBC’s The One Show as guest chef and judge for the UK Food and Farming Awards and guest chefs for ITV’s This Morning. The British Curry Awards awarded Reza the special recognition award 2015 for his contribution to the UK curry industry. Reza’s Indian Spice was published with Quadrille to much acclaim, winning 2nd prize in the Gourmand World Cookbook awards (Indian section) and Editor’s Pick in The Bookseller. Drawing from his encyclopaedic knowledge of Indian food, Reza combines Indian and Western flavours to stunning effect, delivered in his informal, humorous style. Reza cut his televisual teeth on Flavours of India in 1993/4 but he really came into his own as co-presenter with Sanjeev Bhaskar on Delhi Belly in 2001 for UKTV. The much talked-about series is still being repeated on air to this day and has lost none of its popularity. In 2002 Channel 4 came looking for the next big star for their hugely popular series A Place in France and found it in Reza Mahammad. This resulted in the completion of the next two series,A Place in France II and III. Reza’s relationship with UKTV resumed with Coconut Coast in 2003 and was followed by United States of Reza in 2004. Reza has a wealth of experience on the food festival circuit, headlining most recently at The Good Food and Wine Shows Durban, Cape Town, Jo’burg, Kuwait Food Festival, The Taste of Dubai, Taste of Abu Dhabi, Leicester Food Festival, Russia Food Festival as well as BBC Good Food Shows. He is scheduled to make appearances at the Fantastic British Food Festivals this year.
Below you will find all the ingredients needed to follow Reza at home for his delicious recipe for ‘Ricotta pancakes with spiced red and golden plums’
Follow along with Reza in this exclusive video
Ingredients Serves 4
250g ricotta cheese 2 eggs separated plus I whole egg 25g unsalted butter melted plus more for frying 40g sugar ½ tsp vanilla paste/extract finely grated zest of 2 oranges 50g plain flour
For the spiced plum compote
250ml water 225g caster sugar ( add 25g more if the plums are not too ripe and sharp) 3 star anise Juice of 2 oranges ½ tbsp finely grated ginger ¼ tsp salt 200g ripe red plums cut into halves remove the stone then cut into wedges 200g ripe golden plums do the same as the red plums A squeeze of lemon juice optional (if the plums are very sweet)
Reza has a highly regarded cookery school in South West France, Chez Cartier, where he teaches and hosts international clients, showcasing his vast repertoire of cuisines and flavours.
Photograph is the new album by Jaffa Moore, featuring the single You and I. Jaffa is better known as Geoffrey Moore, son of the legendary actor Roger Moore.
Geoffrey recorded the single with the late singer and actor, Naya Rivera, and the accompanying music video includes guest appearances from a host of stars including Michael Caine, Joan Collins, Liam Neeson, JJ Abrams, Piers Morgan, Graham Norton, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Natalie Dormer, Naveen Andrews, Will Poulter, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paris Hilton plus many more all in tribute to Roger Moore.
Geoffrey first started working in the entertainment industry in 1973, when he appeared as a child actor in the film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a musical starring Kirk Douglas and Susan George. This was followed by Sherlock Holmes In New York in 1976, working alongside his father and John Huston. In total, he has worked on 14 films, and produced Roger Moore’s final movie, The Saint.
As a musician, he secured his first record deal with EMI, working with Mike Rutherford of Genesis, and with Warner Brothers.
In 1999, he founded the successful restaurant chain, Hush of Mayfair. He appeared weekly on ITV’s morning television, and with Gordon Ramsey on his Hell’s Kitchen show.
In 2004 Geoffrey partnered with American filmmaker William J. MacDonald and together they acquired the intellectual property rights to The Saint.
In 2010 he worked alongside his brother Christian at TV7, one of the largest networks based in Eastern Europe.
In 2017 he wrote and produced And the Winner Isn’t which was shortlisted for an Academy Award.
I have met a multitude of psychics over the years, and had a variety of readings, but when I met June Field, I knew I had been introduced to a medium and spiritual healer more tuned in, empathetic and extraordinary than any other.
It is not surprising that June has been voted the ‘World’s Best Psychic’ when she worked with the police a few years ago in the Ukraine to find a killer of young women. June not only described the murderer, but was accurate about his tattoos and body piercings, which led the police to arrest and sentence him.
June was then successful in winning a competition, out of 70k other psychics, judged by Uri Geller, who was astounded by her psychic abilities, and proclaimed he had never seen such accuracy in any medium he had ever encountered.
June is alsothe GO TO psychic to the stars and here are just a few of the famous faces she had conducted personal readings for
Such praise indeed, but as I am ever the sceptic, decided to try to have a reading with June myself, and come to my own conclusion.
We met over zoom in the pandemic, and June conducted her reading without knowing anything about me at all. The first thing she described was a crisis I was going through with my family, and how it would be resolved, giving me remarkable insight into what was happening at the time. Many details that even my nearest and dearest were not party to, and it literally caught me off guard, and I was astounded by her spiritual intelligence.
I then dropped my armour and started listening. June spent time with me and didn’t seem to be anxious to leave after the time was up, unlike so many other psychics I had experienced. I felt listened to and supported by June, and knew I was in the presence of a rare soul who was there for the greater good.
I then attended a weekend course alongside other psychics who wanted to learn from June. It began with an evening of psychic mediumship where she connects and receives information from those who have passed over. I had never experienced one before and was literally blown away by her ability to pinpoint certain members of the audience and give them messages from relatives and friends who had passed both recently and a long time ago.
I questioned June as to why I was there as I had never wanted to develop my psychic abilities, but she said it would put me on my right path. By the end of the two days, I was seeing ‘orbs’ as June taught us to ‘tune in’ – a bit like a television was how she described it.
When I returned home I did indeed feel that something had fundamentally changed as June had predicted, and was a lot clearer about the direction I wanted to take, but that is another story for another time.
If you want a reading with June Field please click the link to her website.