Media Kit

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma


An occasional Instagrammer and everyday food-waste warrior, PUNEETA CHHITWAL-VARMA teaches people how to lead a low-waste, earth-friendly, abundant lifestyle.

Her debut cookbook, Good Food, Healthy Planet is helping people make low-waste, climate-conscious and totally delicious choices in the kitchen and at home.

Puneeta is the founder of the popular food and culture blog Maple and Marigold. Puneeta believes that sustainability is far easier than we have been led to believe and that eating good food can be uncomplicated and accessible.

Puneeta has appeared on prominent media including CTV’s The Social, CBC Radio Breakfast Television, CHCH, Global News, CBC, and Martha Stewart, among many others. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids, and their cat.

Her blog, Maple and Marigold started in 2016 as a love letter. Maple represents Canada, and marigold refers to her roots in India. Through her writing, workshops, videos and other work, Puneeta has built a popular and loyal community that is moving people towards delicious, good-for-you, good-for-the-planet habits.

You can often find Puneeta writing away at her local coffee shop. She’s easy to spot; her laptop has a big sticker on it that says, “There is no Planet B.”

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma<br/><small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

Media interviews and collaborations

Puneeta has extensive experience in srytelling, pitching and booking media. She is often invited as a good food/ sustainability expert on various media:


  • Hopeful steps towards climate change
  • Small Steps = Big Impact
  • Simple, sustainable Living
  • What we eat can help us feel good
  • Home cooking and why it's a critical life skill
  • Nature and health are deeply interconnected
  • First-gen immigrant experiences

Contact Puneeta at

<small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

Press and Media Recordings

Puneeta has deep media experience, as a writer and public speaker, and later as a published author. Her debut cookbook, Good Food, Healthy Planet - Your Kitchen Companion to Simple, Practical, Sustainable Cooking has neen featured extensively on TV, Radio and Canada-wide newspapers This list of media appearances is not exhaustive. Please reach out if you would like to see her highlights reel and her most recent TV appearances.

Please see this page for Press and Features related to her book, Good Food, Healthy Planet.

Evening News
Everyday Real Food
Creative Ways to Reduce Food Waste
Sustainable Living
Good Mood Cooking
Balancing Cultures, between India and Canada
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