Portrait of Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules

Writer Independent United Kingdom Other

Olia Hercules was born in the Ukraine and forged a career as a chef in the UK. She is the author of the award-winning cookbooks Mamushka, Kaukasis, and Summer Kitchens. Her cookbook, Summer Kitchens, was shortlisted for all the major food awards: the Andre Simon, The Guild of Food Writers’ and the Fortnum and Mason cookbook awards. Her latest book, Home Food, is out now. Olia is also a co-founder of a global fund-raising initiative #CookForUkraine and has received The Champions of Change award as well as a place among the 25 most influential women as chosen by British Vogue in 2022. Olia lives in London with her husband Joe, her two children, and her niece.

*(Photo Credit: Joe Woodhouse)