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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