About the Author
Karina Baldry was born in Moscow, Russia, to a saxophonist Father and a ballerina Mother who trained at the Bolshoi Theatre. Karina graduated from Moscow Academy of Foreign Languages as a linguist and used to write poetry and short essays. Since her childhood though, she has been an enthusiastic cook. After moving to the UK seven years ago with her family, Karina decided to combine her two passions in life writing and food. Hence the idea to write her first cookbook about the food she grew up with; whilst at the same time upgrading Russian food in the eyes of a Westerner. As a child, she shared her time between Moscow and summer holidays in the Caucasus, which had a huge influence on her style of cooking. Karina s food can be called Russian fusion as it is heavily influenced by the flavours from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Karina now lives with her Husband and Son in Gerrards Cross.