Food52 – 23rd March 2017

Feature: Pakistan’s National Dish, Beloved by Construction Workers & Nobles Alike


Ballymaloe Litfest – 20th March 2017

Event Preview: Guest Speaker at Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine, 19-21 May 2017

Food52 – 15th March 2017

Recipe: The Milky-Sweet Rice Pudding That Transports Me to Karachi

Sumayya Usmani Press Firni Rice Pudding

Dawn, Pakistan – 11th December 2016

Book review: Summers Under the Tamarind Tree

Independent – 7th October 2016

Interview: My Glasgow: food writer Sumayya Usmani on her love affair with the city

Sumayya Usmani 2016 on Sofa with Red Tartan Blanket by Elena Heatherwick

BBC GoodFood – 20th August 2016

Recipe: Slow-cooked beetroot & beef curry (Chukandar Gosht)

National Post Canada – 28th June 2016

Recipe: Chicken Tikka, Karachi-style, with crispy flatbreads & green chutney

STV Live at 5 – 28th June 2016

Cooking slot on STV Live at 5 (around 17.10 mark!)

THE SUNDAY HERALD – 17th April 2016

Interview: Flavours of a Pakistani childhood

Sumayya Usmani Young Girl On Ship Hammock

FISH ON FRIDAY – 8th April 2016

Interview about growing up at sea, and using Scottish seafood to create Pakistani recipes.


Interview with Clare English discussing my book launch, as well as some Pakistani recipes. This link expires on 6th May!


Saveur – 5th April 2016

Exposing Western audiences to the hidden side of Pakistani cuisine.

THE TELEGRAPH – 2nd April 2016

Sumayya Usmani: why the cuisine of Pakistan needs a louder voice.

The Telegraph Sumayya Usmani Pakistani Rice Pudding
Sumayya Usmani on STV Live At 5 30th March 2016

STV LIVE AT 5 – 30th March 2016

An interview on STV Live at 5 – celebrating Pakistani cookery and cuisine

THE GUARDIAN – 3rd March 2016

Cook Residency: Two worlds collide: Pakistan meets Scotland on a plate

THE GUARDIAN – 25th February 2016

Cook Residency: Recipes for spiced chicken and chapatis from northern Pakistan

THE GUARDIAN – 18th February 2016

Cook Residency: lamb shank kunna gosht

Sumayya Usmani lamb shank kunna gosht

THE GUARDIAN – 11th February 2016

Cook Residency: My nani’s firni and a sea bass masala recipes

NEW YORK TIMES – 13th July 2015

An interview in the New York Times – Celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the End of Ramadan

THE GUARDIAN – 13th June 2015

An interview in The Guardian Supplement – My Kitchen Staples


I was commissioned by Good Things Magazine, UK to write a feature about the celebration of Pakistani Dawwat