Shelina Edgar was born in Uganda and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1972. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Financial Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has worked in various fields including finance, marketing, real estate and insurance.
Shelina's love of cooking began early in life. She spent her holidays in the rich countryside of Uganda where there was an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. In the city, she helped her grandmother prepare authentic Indian/Persian food. As a teenager growing up in Canada, she watched her parents, both excellent cooks, combine Indian, Persian and African cuisines.This book is the culmination of these different experiences.