Shirin Bhandari is a food and travel writer from Amritsar, a city in Northern India in the state of Punjab. Located on one of Asia’s oldest and longest passages, the Grand Trunk Road, it is a city of pilgrimages where food and God are equally revered. Shirin’s work has been featured on the travel and food journalism publication Roads & Kingdoms, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, Food52, CNN and VICE to name a few. She is currently an editorial consultant for UNICEF. She splits her time between Amritsar and her adopted home in Manila, the Philippines.