Caroline Eden is a writer and literary critic. She's the author of several books, including Samarkand (2016), Black Sea (2018) and Red Sands (2020). She has been awarded both the Art of Eating Prize and the André Simon Award and Red Sands was a 'book of the year' for The New Yorker.
Eden writes on books, food, travel and culture for the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement and Financial Times, among many other publications.
Her new book, celebrating the importance of curiosity and of feeling at home in the world, is a hauntingly honest, and at times heartbreaking, memoir with the smell, taste and preparation of food at its heart. From late night baking as a route back to Ukraine to capturing the beauty of Uzbek porcelain, and from the troublesome nature of food and art in Poland to the magic of cloudberries. Cold Kitchenwill be published by Bloomsbury on 9 May 2024.