Born and raised in Shiraz, Iran, Hayedeh Sedghi spent her formative years immersed in a culture that celebrates food. In 1989, Hayedeh moved to Singapore with her husband. She sought to conjure up a taste of home in the kitchen at every opportunity. At that time, however, some important ingredients were difficult to obtain, but she was determined. Over the years, she not only learnt to prepare a great many tasty dishes through trial and error, but also found alternatives for unavailable ingredients.