Having grown up with culinary legends and as a part of a restaurant that has been around for more than four decades, it would be safe to say that Dipna Anand knows a thing or two about food. She is a recipient of a national award from The British Nutrition Foundation for The Best Food Technology project in UK, focussed on low fat Indian cooking. She has also been awarded for Special Inspiration at the British Curry Awards, presented by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron, who said her knowledge goes beyond assumption and that we should pay attention. Anand's grandfather started the first Brilliant Restaurant, Nightclub and Hotel in Kenya, Nairobi in the 1950s. Her family migrated to London in 1975 and opened the first Brilliant restaurant in Southall and she rightly describes it as a family affair.Renowned for her Punjabi-style cooking with influences from her Kenyan heritage, the award winning author has opened her first solo restaurant, Dip in Brilliant, in Londons Chelsea and is also working on a third cookbook.