Bulgarian-born Silvena Rowe is an expert in the cuisines of Eastern and Central Europe and works as a chef, food consultant and TV presenter. She is chef at the Quince at The May Fair, a central London restaurant. She has worked as a recipe consultant for Marks & Spencer and was the food consultant on the feature film, Eastern Promises. She has written for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent, Olive magazine and BBC Good Food Magazine. Her TV appearances include Saturday Cooks for ITV1 and Saturday Kitchen for BBC1. She has published a number of books, including Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume and from Aquamarine, The Food and Cooking of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and The Food and Cooking of Romania and Bulgaria.