Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain is to participate at this year’s World Halal Food Festival for the first time this month.

Nadiya, whose brand new book ‘Nadiya’s Simple Spices’ is out now, will be cooking up a treat at the Cookery Theatre, showcasing some of her favourite recipes from the new book as well as taking part in a book signing.

Now in its eighth year, the biggest and longest running halal food festival in the world returns to the epic London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, on the 23rd-24th September 2023.

Discover culinary secrets from world-renowned celebrity chefs for live cookery demonstrations at the Cookery Theatre, live performances by talented artists and captivating acts at the main stage and don’t miss out on the fiery Halal Eat-Off competitions!

There’s something for everyone with an expanded Kids Zone, Dessert Zone, VIP Lounge and so much more, this family day out is set to be one for the ages. The World Halal Food Festival is an inclusive event for absolutely everyone – for those that only eat halal and for those that eat only great food!

Ahead of the event, Nadiya says: “I am delighted to be a part of this year’s World Halal Food Festival and can’t wait to share recipes from my new book ‘Nadiya’s Simple Spices’ with everyone. This book is all about flavoursome family dishes and features my favourite spices that have been used in my family for three generations and I’m so excited to share the love that we cook up everyday.”

World Halal Food Festival organisers add: “We’re excited to be hosting Nadiya for the first time at the iconic London Stadium, right in the heart of the community for the world’s biggest halal food event of the year. The World Halal Food Festival is an opportunity for members of all communities to come and experience the flavours of the world all under one roof with family and friends. We are really looking forward to Nadiya cooking up treats as part of our Cookery Theatre with recipes from her brand new book.”

When it comes to spice, Nadiya’s family cooking is never complicated and always delicious. Nadiya wants to share with her readers the 8 readily available spices she uses every day at home to cook her most-loved meals, the same spices that her Mum uses and her Nani used before her. Cardamom, fennel, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, chilli, bay leaves and curry powder are all the spices needed to create any recipe in this book.

From beautiful breakfasts, midday lunches and staple recipes, to tips for the perfect saucepan of rice, our favourite middle of the table curries, vegetables, side dishes and sweets, readers will be confident in cooking extraordinary family food, filled to the brim with easy-to-achieve flavour.