Tricks & Treats

RM 30.00

One of Singapore’s celebrated chefs and the
author of 22 cookbooks writes here of the ups
and downs of her 1960s childhood in a
Singapore village, and of the eating delights
which punctuated it. One of seven siblings in a
very low income family, she tells of her mother’s
kitchen strategies, and the informal sharing of
both traditional delicacies and food basics with
neighbours of several ethnicities. The wood-fired
stoves, Belling cookers and stone grinders then
used are vividly described, as a few recipes for
remembered dishes are incorporated in the
informally written text. Here is savoury nostalgia
at its most delectable best.