Kalpna Woolf brings us a unique collection of dishes and the heartfelt and intimate personal stories behind the recipes in her new book 'Eat, Share, Love'.

'Eat, Share, Love' includes dishes such as berbere-spiced Eritrean stews, fragrant Iranian saffron rice, fresh Sudanese salads, celebratory sweet pancakes made at Holi, Somali Lamb Huuris, Polish Easter cake and Bosnian Breskvice - the little peach shaped cakes made for special occasions.

Every dish is accompanied by the personal story behind it, revealing touching tales of love, family, friendship, happiness, loss, kindness and laughter.

From romance blossoming over a Persian ghormeh sabzi to foraging in hedgerows for elderflowers to make Grandma’s delicious cordial and gathering with family and friends to make Moldovan cheese dumplings.

Kalpna said: “The joy of this book is in reminding ourselves just how much our favourite foods actually mean to us, and that by the simple act of sharing our food and stories we can make unexpected connections with each other which can bridge our cultural, religious and ethnic divides and bring us all closer together.”

Kalpna is an award-winning food writer, entrepreneur, charity campaigner and founder of 91 Ways, the Bristol initiative which seeks to bring diverse communities together using the power of food to share stories and break down barriers.

'Eat, Share, Love' by Kalpna Woolf (Meze Publishing) is out on February 28