Jenny Mallin

Details of talks given by Jenny Mallin


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Probus, U3A, Rotary, WI, Family History, Horticultural Groups, Women in Business,
Biography:

Winner of "Best in World Cookbook" by the Gourmand World Cookbook Society for 2017, Jenny is a regular speaker to a broad variety of groups looking for an interesting and unique talk on her British Raj family. She has given over 500 talks across the world, on cruise ships as well as prestigious locations such as the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata built to commemorate Queen Victoria as Empress of India to hundreds of WI, U3a and Family History groups.

Jenny’s career has been the culmination of several instinctive paths in her life which have led her to enjoying being an author and now a public speaker. With almost thirty trips to India over the past thirty years, she has explored and uncovered the history of her ancestors and their interesting path.

The re-uniting for Jenny of a family heirloom of a book which her great x 4 grandmother started in 1844, Madras which she remembers seeing in her mother’s pantry, is a time capsule in itself. This cherished book holds not only the handwritten manuscripts of recipes which were passed down from mother to daughter for the next five generations, but also hints at the technological changes ushered in by the industrial revolution which had a positive effect of intertwining the economies of India and Great Britain.

With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, Jenny’s award-winning cookbook “A Grandmother’s Legacy” has been a labour of love – a memoir that mingles the history of her family when they lived in India, with her grandmothers’ recipes that were prudently passed down through the generations.

Recently interviewed by Jenni Murray on BBC’s Woman’s Hour, Jenny has also been featured in “The Lady” magazine, “Who do you think you are?” magazine as well as “Waitrose Magazine” and “Sainsbury’s Magazine”. Jenny has been able to impart knowledge of her family’s cuisine through her teaching at notable cookery schools, including the renowned WI headquarters, Denman College in Oxford.

Jenny’s past career has also influenced her with her continuing interest in both research and travel from her early days in television production at the BBC where she picked up skills in how to present but also carved out a career there in researching. The following decade of the 1980s found her working in high tech as a Corporate Travel Buyer for twenty years and with her engaging personality and knowledge was able to easily connect with her market and secure global airline contracts to the benefit of her company.

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Listed talks

History
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Five generations of a British Raj family
Jenny Mallin Tagged: British History | Cookery Books | Anglo Indian Cuisine | Memsahibs
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History
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My British Raj Ancestors: the early days
Jenny Mallin Tagged: British Raj | British Empire | Colonial India | Family History
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History
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170 year old recipe book
Jenny Mallin Tagged: Recipe History In India | British Raj Cuisine | Anglo Indian Food | Grandmother's Recipes
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History
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My British Raj Ancestors and their Professions
Jenny Mallin Tagged: Military | Railways | Education | Medicine
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History
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My Great Aunt Constance and the Civilian Burma Trek in 1942
Jenny Mallin Tagged: Second World War | Burma | Colonial India | Memsahib
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Travel
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Full Steam Ahead: The Introduction of the Railways in India in 1850
Jenny Mallin Tagged: Railways | Steam Engines | Colonial India
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History
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The Memsahibs and her Servants in the British Raj
Jenny Mallin Tagged: Memsahibs | Colonial India British Raj | Fishing Fleet | East India Company
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Entertainment
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Serendipity Follows Me: a journey to my ancestors and India
Jenny Mallin Tagged: Storytellers | Researching Family History | Feel Good Stories Of Positivity | Mankind And Endeavours
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Travel
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My Travels Around India - how much has changed in 30 years!
Jenny Mallin Tagged: India Storytelling | Travel Anecdotes | Travels In India | Uplifting Talk
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Travel
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Walking into Grandma's kitchen at Christmas in 1940s Madras
Jenny Mallin Tagged: Christmas | Food Talk | Colonial India British Raj
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