Alissa Timoshkina is a chef, curator, and supper club host with a PhD in film history. Her popular cinema-supper club KinoVino offers film screenings and sit-down dinners with unique menus inspired by the films, and a private events branch exploring the cuisine of the former Soviet Union. Her recipes are featured in the Guardian, Red Magazine, Olive Magazine, the Independent, and House & Garden. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the 2017 Young British Foodie Awards. She has a podcast called “MotherFood: conversations that nourish the modern mother,” in its third season, and is one of the founders of #CookforUkraine, a campaign using the language of food to raise awareness and funds for the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine.