There’s nothing like a good Rags to Riches story – which is why we adore Nadiya Hussain.
Nadiya is a British celebrity chef and TV personality, who is known for her radiant smile and cheerful energy as much as for her incredible cooking skills. Nadiya broke out just a few years ago – thanks to The Great British Bakeoff.
Up until recently, Nadiya was a regular homemaker and mom. Coming from a traditional Muslim family, she was married in an arranged marriage at 19, and a mother of three before she was thirty. But she still had her talent and passions – she was a wonderful self-taught cook with a remarkable ability to take traditional recipes and give them her own special twist.
Then, the audition to The Great British Bakeoff came along, and Nadiya decided to try out, just to see if she could make it. Not only did she makes it to that season, but she also made it all the way to the top, and was that year’s winner!
Her story from that point on is a story of phenomenal success. She has been featured in multiple talk shows, participated in a few BBC specials, and even published several books!
It’s easy to see why she’s so successful – it’s not just her unique food, but her warm and welcoming personality. She makes even the most difficult recipes feel accessible, and her calm and happy manner will make even a complete newbie feel right at home in the kitchen.