Salma Husain is a passionate cook, food historian, and a Persian scholar; she has used the language in exploring the history of food. Salma has worked with the Star Celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes from London for a British television serial and also with South Korean Television for their series on Indian food. She has appeared on Indian television with her feature Journey of Kabab, which has been telecast by Urdu TV as well. At present, Salma is working as a consultant of Indian food with ITC Hotels. She writes articles and columns on food for popular journals and newspapers and has award-winning cookbooks to her credit. Salma received the National Tourism Award 2009 from the Vice-President of India Md. Hamid Ansari.