Skip to navigation | Skip to content | Skip to footer

Sumayya Usmani


Sumayya Usmani is a food writer and cookery teacher who grew up in Pakistan and moved to London in 2006. Sumayya quit her twelve year City law career to follow her passion for sharing the flavours of her homeland with a view to highlight Pakistani cuisine as a distinct one. The author or two award-winning and award nominated cookbooks: Summers Under The Tamarind Tree (Frances Lincoln 2016) and Mountain Berries and Dessert Spice (Frances Lincoln 2017).

Sumayya has worked with some of the biggest names in the food world, including Madhur Jaffrey, Sophie Grigson, Rachel Allen and Vivek Singh. 

Sumayya is an experienced cookery teacher, hosts regular collaborations and pop up/supperclubs, writes a weekly food column in Scotland's Sunday Herald and is working on researching her third book as well as leading the first culinary tour to Northern Pakistan.

Sumayya is now settled in Glasgow with her nine year old daughter and cat Chino.

You can find out more about Sumayya: