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Vivek is considered one of the foremost authorities on Indian food in the UK and is a familiar face in the national media. He continues to make appearances on cookery shows such as Saturday Kitchen, Masterchef and Market Kitchen and is a regular face at food festivals up and down the country including Taste of London and the BBC Good Food Show.

Please see below links for a selection of Vivek’s appearances, articles and interviews in the press;


Mar 2018 – Andrew Dickens of Shortlist writes an article about British men and their need for spicy food. He visits Vivek at the Cinnamon Club to talk about this trend and tries the renowned “Bollywood Burner” – once the hottest curry in the world

Feb 2018 – Vivek gives his expert opinion on how to make the perfect Vindaloo in the Guardian

Jan 2018Restaurant Magazine did an interview with Vivek, talking about the growth and the future of Cinnamon Collection and the roll out of the restaurant brands Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Bazaar. The interview also appeared online on Big Hospitality


Dec 2017 – the Guardian features Vivek’s masala fried mackerel moilee in the 20 Best Christmas recipes


Dec 2017 – In Season’s Eatings – Vegetarian Living you can find Vivek’s Malabar Christmas Cake to spice things up for Christmas

Dec 2017 – Oxfordshire Limited Edition features Vivek’s Keralan Lobster bisque for a cold January day

Nov 2017 – Oxfordshire Limited Edition gives you Vivek’s Christmas pud with an Indian twist

Christmas pud

Nov 2017 – Find out more about Vivek’s out of hours eating habits in Great British Food’s – Curry. Vivek: “Eggs, green chillies and butter are the ingredients I always have in my fridge to rustle up my favourite green chilli omelette.”

Oct 2017 – Richard Ehrlich talks to Vivek about (food) traditions and celebrations in Delicious Magazine

Sep 2017 – the Guardian features Vivek’s king prawn in coconut curry sauce in the 20 Best Seafood recipes

Aug 2017 – Have a sneak peak in Vivek’s home kitchen in the Guardian’s – A Cook’s Kitchen where Vivek shares his favourite kitchen items and tools at home

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Jul 2017 – Vivek talks about how to find festival feasts in Sunday Times – Travel Magazine

Jul 2017 – In Waitrose Weekend Vivek talks about his cookbook Indian Festival Feasts

May 2017 – the Telegraph talks to top chefs on their favourite sandwich. Vivek: “One of my favourites on the menu at Cinnamon Soho is the Keema Gotala Toastie.”

Toastie Soho


Oct 2016 – For Delicious Magazine Susan Low visited Calcutta with Vivek Singh as her expert guide around the city


May 2016 – the Guardian features Vivek’s South Indian dosa’s with spiced potato filling in the 20 Best Vegetarian recipes

Mar 2016 – “I didn’t acknowledge it at the time, but now I recognise that a lot of my deep-rooted culinary influences came directly from her.” Vivek talks about how his mother was an inspiration to him and shares a favourite childhood recipe in The Sunday Times

Feb 2016the Telegraph shared one of Vivek’s favourite dishes; Old Delhi-style butter chicken from his Spice at Home cookbook

Butter chicken


Dec 2015 – Good Things Magazine talks about Vivek’s cookbook Spice at Home. Kavita Favella writes: “In Spice at Home, Vivek shares the reality of cooking in Britain today, guiding us with skill and temptation through a glorious fusion of Indian spices and modern British cooking.”

Sep 2015 – GQ Magazine writes about the Cinnamon Club’s reopening after the big refurbishment and Vivek shares a Club’s recipe

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Aug 2015 – Evening Standard interviewed Vivek on the Indian food scene in London

Mar 2015 – Vivek shares his domestic kitchen secrets with Metro

Mar 2015 – The Resident talks to Vivek about his restaurants, cookbooks and the House of Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen

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Feb 2015 – “Perhaps the most important family time we have food-wise is weekend breakfasts.” The Observer – Food Monthly interviews Vivek on combining family life as a chef and cooking at home

Vivek and kids

Jan 2015 – In The Sunday Telegraph Vivek shares one of his favourite dishes using game

Jan 2015Great British Chefs features a profile of Vivek, talking about his background, his restaurants and his cookbooks

great british chef

2015Bazaar Escape talks to Vivek on where to travel for the love of coffee.


Nov 2014 – The Lady features Vivek’s recipes for Bangla Scotch eggs and Old Dehli-style butter chicken and talk about home cooking with Vivek

Oct 2014 – the Guardian reviews Vivek’s cookbook Spice at Home

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Jul 2014 – City AM interviews Vivek on cooking curries at home


Oct 2013The Staff Canteen interviews Vivek on his philosophy of modern Indian cooking, his different restaurant concepts and what brought him to the UK


Apr 2011 -Together with The Observer – Food Monthly Vivek travels through India with the Maharajas’ Express

the observer india

Feb 2011 – The Independent interviews Vivek on the success of the Cinnamon Club, the Cinnamon Kitchen and his plans for expansion