The six working mothers behind vegetarian cook book Sweet Chilli Friday will be launching it with a Q&A session at Waterstones in Harrow, in St Anns Road, on October 19.

The debut book, which went on general release on September 17, is the brainchild of six mums who get together once a month on a Friday to share recipes at their cooking club, Peppercorn Passion.

The group started when two old school friends, Sangita Manek and Sheetal Mistry, were discussing how they both always made the same five dishes over and over again and their families were getting bored and thought about swapping recipes.

Before long there were four more friends in the mix, Alpa Lakhani, Anjana Natalia, Sonia Sapra and Deepa Jaitha, and the Peppercorn Passion cooking club was born.

“The truth is, we’re not chefs,” says Sangita Manek. “We’re working women with kids who don’t want to spend hours and hours in the kitchen. However, we love great tasting food that looks amazing too.”

With 60 vegetarian dishes in all, the flavours are inspired from all over the world - from Italian inspired aubergine crostinis to Burmese street food dish Khow Suey as well as Eirio (Kenyan vegetable mash), pinwheel samosas and blueberry chia puddings.

Sweet Chilli Friday is available to purchase from Amazon, Waterstones and online from