Food Articles

Bee Yinn Low’s Easy Chinese Recipes

by Farah, on Fri, July 06, 2012 - 4:00:10 AM
Cookbook Review
Born and raised in Penang, Bee Yin Low grew up watching her mum lovingly prepare delicious meals in the kitchen. Years later, she found herself working in Southern California trying to replicate her mum's recipes. But due to limited time and ingredients, she realised that she needed to simplify them,…  More »

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Curry: Lizzie Collingham

by Farah D., on Mon, July 04, 2011 - 10:20:18 PM
Cookbook Review
Curry comes from the word 'carree', the name the Portuguese gave to an Indian broth dish. When the British came to India, they didn't differentiate between the Indian dishes and referred to whatever gravy-heavy dish that they ate as curry. In all probability, they might have even been eating rogan dosh…  More »

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Cuisine of the Premiers

by Alexa P., on Tue, August 31, 2010 - 8:14:31 AM
Cookbook Review
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This book inspires you to cook traditional Malay style dishes with the large beautiful glossy photos of simple and delicious food. Every recipe has you drooling, and we even had a bit of trouble narrowing it down to four to attempt at the FC kitchen.

The first part of the book shares a…  More »

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Nonya Flavours: A complete guide to Penang Straits Chinese Cuisine

by Alexa P., on Tue, August 10, 2010 - 2:22:48 AM
Cookbook Review
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In any culture where recipes are passed down from generation to generation with fiercely guarded cooking secrets, you are sure to find real gems. These are always dishes that are simple and eaten with family at home, often the most treasured of tastes. Ask any chef or food connoisseur what their favourite…  More »

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How to Cook Everything: Mark Bittman

by The Charlie, on Tue, June 29, 2010 - 5:53:11 AM
Cookbook Review
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Ever since I was a child, I would read cookbooks to sleep. I still do. Imagining proportions and flavours while looking at the pretty pictures in my mother's Betty Crocker cookbooks, and hoping that someday I would get a big shiny kitchen with an island counter to crank out one elegant meal after another…  More »

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Memorable Recipes for Malay Occasions: Marina Mustafa

by Alexa P., on Thu, February 25, 2010 - 6:09:09 AM
Cookbook Review
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For someone who cooks as much as I do, cookbooks are necessity. I tend to flip through for inspiration and sometimes just for a good read. The best cookbooks are the ones where the recipe tells a bit of a story, it gives us an insight into the author’s life, their cooking rituals, and the specialty…  More »

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Southeast Asian Flavors: Robert Danhi

by Aida Azizuddin, on Wed, March 04, 2009 - 6:49:53 PM
Cookbook Review
This book is very thorough. The question that came to mind when I opened it was that, “can a gwailo teach you things about your own food?” Yes, he can. I am a little bit ashamed by all the things I did not know. Here’s a quick look through. Despite all the nice pictures, this book…  More »


     
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