Javaria Akbar

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University Of Leeds
South Asian Recipes, Traditional British Food, Cookery Tips And Techniques
  • Javaria created and taught a Pakistani cookery course, covering classics like chicken masala and parathas.
  • She spent a year training to be a confectioner, baking everything from treacle tart and shortbread biscuits to chocolate fudge cake and pavlova.
  • She writes food features, recipes, and guides for UK publications.


Javaria is a journalist, copywriter and SEO content writer. She's contributed to Delish UK, Refinery29, Vice, Munchies, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Strategist, Grazia, Dazed, Buzzfeed, Hyphen Online and more. Her essays have been published in Life Honestly and The Best Most Awful Job. She has guest lectured at Sheffield University and been on BBC radio.


Javaria has a degree in the history and philosophy of science, a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, and a master's in magazine journalism.
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