Rising stars of 2015: chef Olia Hercules | Culture | The Guardian:
"I was born in Soviet Ukraine, spent my formative years in Cyprus, studied in Italy and have for the past twelve years been calling Britain my home. My family history covers half a Eurasian continent from Siberia to Azerbaijan.
My culinary repertoir is vast and keeps expanding – as the more you dig, the stronger one’s gastronomic wanderlust becomes. I cherish the Uzbeki, Moldovan and Russian recipes I inherited from my grandmothers, Armenian dishes I borrowed from my aunt Nina and the vast pool of Thai and Laos food we regularly eat at home."
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