Media Kit

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma


PUNEETA CHHITWAL-VARMA is a Canadian writer and food advocate who teaches people how to lead a low-waste, earth-friendly yet abundant lifestyle. Her first book, Good Food, Healthy Planet - Your Kitchen Companion to Simple, Practical, Sustainable Cooking comes out in April 2024. Pre-orders are open.

Puneeta is an on-air good food and sustainability expert and appears on various Canadian and international media. She 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. She is on a mission to help a million people change how they cook and eat, and regain their power in the kitchen. Puneeta has appeared on prominent national and international media including CTV’s The Social, Breakfast Television, CHCH Morning Live, Global News, CBC Radio, CBC Life, 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 media appearances, workshops, demos, and food writing, Puneeta has built a large and loyal platform of people who are enthusiastic to move forward on a journey towards delicious, good-for-you, good-for-the-planet habits.

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

Media interviews and collaborations


  • Good Mood Foods
  • Sustainable Living
  • Home Cooking and why it's an essential skill
  • Natural Health and Remedies
  • Exploring Immigrant Cultures

Story ideas Puneeta has successfully led in the past:

  • Making earth-savvy choices in the kitchen and at home
  • Real food with big flavour and bold spices
  • Making everyday life abundant and sustainable
<small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

Press and Media Recordings

Puneeta has extensive experience in storytelling, pitching and booking media. She is often invited as a good food/ sustainability expert on various media. Puneeta is available to speak to the media about affordable, accessible, sustainable living, real food and also cooking that boosts the mood. This list of media appearances is not exhaustive. Please reach out if you would like to see her most recent TV appearances.

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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