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Photo copyright: Simon Stirrup

MiMi Aye

 Agent: Juliet Pickering
Juliet Pickering is currently on maternity leave. In her absence, please direct all queries to Tom Witcomb.

Biography: British-born to Burmese parents, MiMi Aye has spent her whole life soaking up Burmese food, language, and culture through endless trips to see family and friends in Burma, as well as back at home. A passionate advocate for Burmese cuisine, she is the writer of www.meemalee.com, founder of supper club and community, Burmese Food and Beyond, and author of NOODLE! 100 Great Recipes (Absolute Press). Her next book, MANDALAY: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen, will be published by Bloomsbury Absolute in June 2019.

Grace Dent in the Evening Standard describes MiMi’s “wonderful blog” as a “compendium of Burmese food and culture”. Tom Parker-Bowles in The Mail on Sunday “loved” MiMi’s first book NOODLE!, hailing it as “comprehensive, well written and fascinating”.

Further recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian, and Lonely Planet amongst others, MiMi has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Radio 4’s Food Programme, and BBC Two’s A Question of Taste, and her recipes have also appeared in METRO, The Evening Standard, Woman & Home and Red magazines. She is featured as a chef on the Good Food Channel online, and her recipes have been featured on Channel 4 Food online to accompany Gordon Ramsay’s TV show Gordon’s Great Escapes.

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MANDALAY: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen  Food, Bloomsbury Absolute, 272 pages, June 2019  Influenced by its neighbours and the countries closest to it, Burmese food draws techniques and ingredients from Thailand, India and China but uses flavours of its own to make something subtle, delicious and unique.  The food of Burma is little known, but MiMi seeks to change that within these pages, revealing its secrets and providing context to each recipe with stories from her time in Burma and her family's heritage.  Beginning with a look at the ingredients that make Burmese food unique - as well as suitable alternatives - MiMi goes on to discuss the special techniques and equipment needed before delving into chapters such as fritters, rice and noodles, salads, meat and fish and sweet snacks. Within these pages you'll find 100 incredible recipes, enabling you to create a taste of Burma in your own kitchen.

MANDALAY: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen

Food, Bloomsbury Absolute, 272 pages, June 2019

Influenced by its neighbours and the countries closest to it, Burmese food draws techniques and ingredients from Thailand, India and China but uses flavours of its own to make something subtle, delicious and unique.

The food of Burma is little known, but MiMi seeks to change that within these pages, revealing its secrets and providing context to each recipe with stories from her time in Burma and her family's heritage.

Beginning with a look at the ingredients that make Burmese food unique - as well as suitable alternatives - MiMi goes on to discuss the special techniques and equipment needed before delving into chapters such as fritters, rice and noodles, salads, meat and fish and sweet snacks. Within these pages you'll find 100 incredible recipes, enabling you to create a taste of Burma in your own kitchen.

NOODLE!  Food, Absolute Press 2014, 160 pages  Popular food blogger and veteran noodle eater MiMi Aye celebrates 100 wonderful noodle recipes for every occasion in this practical book. All types of the stringy staple are explored, from udon and soba to reshteh and rice vermicelli. Discover different soups, stir-fries, casseroles and salads with flavours from across the world in this essential guide. Here are 100 recipes in a fantastic collection that you'll return to all year round.

NOODLE!

Food, Absolute Press 2014, 160 pages

Popular food blogger and veteran noodle eater MiMi Aye celebrates 100 wonderful noodle recipes for every occasion in this practical book. All types of the stringy staple are explored, from udon and soba to reshteh and rice vermicelli. Discover different soups, stir-fries, casseroles and salads with flavours from across the world in this essential guide. Here are 100 recipes in a fantastic collection that you'll return to all year round.