Sasha is just finishing her third year at the University of Oxford studying Medicine. Half Indian and half Eurasian, she grew up in Singapore and her earliest memories centre around food – a major aspect of Asian culture. She was virtually brought up in the kitchen and comes from a family who loves to cook. She has travelled extensively in Asia and her aim is to inspire people to cook the food she loves. Her instagram blog has grown fast and she is now one of the leading young voices in vegan cooking.
She was attracted to vegetarianism as a teenager for health reasons and has gradually cut all animal products from her diet for environmental reasons, although she has also found that cutting out dairy reduced her IBS symptoms. She is an accomplished photographer and takes her own photos with professional equipment in her basement student flat.
Plant-based eating is on the rise, and there are now several vegan, vegetarian and healthy-eating cookbooks on the market. However most of them offer mainly western-style dishes with a few well-known Asian dishes Sasha Gill's first book - out in 2018 - offers a range of delicious recipes for authentic (as authentic as you can be after making it plant based, of course!) dishes from south and east Asian cuisines.