“Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are”
renowned gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1825
My exploration of how food shapes us and our culture took me to the Netherlands.
When I flew into the Netherlands, the view of the country is dotted with picturesque villages, old farms, impressive summer estates, and of course, windmills. It’s not surprising as more than half of the country’s land is used as farmland. Continue Reading →
I’ve been a long fan of Simone van den Berg’s blog & photography on Simone’s Kitchen (previously known as Jungle Frog Cooking). Her beautiful images always tells a story, lifestyle photography that’s casual and chic, with healthy recipes. It’s definitely not the type of commercial food photography here in Malaysia, that is always taken close up and studio-like.
When I planned my trip to The Netherlands, I knew I had to join Simone’s Food Photography Workshop. I’m ecstatic to find out Simone is conducting the workshop on the dates I’m in the country, unfortunately the workshop will be conducted in Dutch. Feeling defeated, I told Norbert that I was so disappointed that I’ve travelled so far, yet could not attend the workshop. I can’t believe it when he suggested to be my translator and Simone agreed. You should have seen me jumping up and down in joy. Continue Reading →
Move over Popeye, say hello to the Queen of Greens – Kale. In recent times, kale has become one of the most talked about vegetables, championed by chefs and food bloggers. Green smoothies with kale and kale chips recipes have popped up everywhere I click. Kale, sometimes known as curly kale, is from the Brassica family and is a nutritional powerful with high concentration of beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium. Continue Reading →
I’m slowly getting back to my daily routine and momentum, so please bear with me. One thing’s for sure, it’s taking a long time and I’m having a hard time summarising my long vacation into one post (it’s my first time to Europe). Gosh selecting the photos takes forever. There will be another post as it’s too much to fit in a post. Look out for it soon. I don’t like lugging my DSLR around on holiday (too heavy for my shoulders), so it’s the good old iphone photos.
Most of us are most likely to know the Netherlands as Holland with images of windmills, tulips, canals, milkmaid and cheese with Dutch citizens. Pretty confusing huh? North and South Holland is one of its 2 provinces and Nederland in Dutch literally means Low Country, as country is a geographically low-lying country with most of the land below sea level. Continue Reading →
What could be more fun than meeting & cooking with bloggers on a Saturday morning? Thanks to Philips Smart Kitchen Blogger Cooking Workshop.
My teammates with Puan Marina. From let, Dina of pinkymomma.com, Puan Marina, my friend Lina and yours truly.
Our cooking teacher for the day was Marina Mustafa, host of Dari Dapur Marina Mustafa on Astro Awani. A fun & great teacher always make the workshop enjoyable & easy to learn. Not only that, Marina shares very useful cooking tips with us. Continue Reading →
Aaron Craze: The witty, quirky & charming Rude Boy
I remember watching the show Jamie’s Kitchen, impressed with Jamie Oliver’s ups & downs in setting Fifteen Foundation where he train disadvantaged kids and adults to develop their culinary skills. A few years later, here I am in the presence of one of Fifteen’s brightest protegé – Aaron Craze, thanks to Asian Food Channel’s Culinary Masterpieces with Aaron Craze: Rude Boy Cooks‘ Tour. Continue Reading →
Almost every day after dinner during my growing up years, Sunkist oranges will definitely be on the fruits platter for dessert. I think that’s pretty much a typical scene in most Malaysian homes back then. Eating fresh orange and juicing are the 2 most common ways most people consume oranges. When I was invited to attend a cooking demo with Sunkist, I look forward to discovering new ways to use the citrus. Continue Reading →
Recently, I was on NTV7 Breakfast Show to share some of the ways to mix & match your own favourite flavours with plain yogurt. If you hardly eat plain yogurt, you are missing out on the various delicious ways to enjoy yogurt. I always have a tub of homemade yogurt in my fridge.. Yogurt is so versatile, can be used as a snack, breakfast, dessert or even in dishes.
Imagine food grown using the age-old methods of Mother Nature herself. That means no chemicals, fertilizers, irradiation, artificial food additives or genetic tampering in the production of food. Anni Brownjohns, founder of Ozganics – an Australian owned organic food manufacturer, is in town on a personal mission to change minds and lives by telling the world that good, healthy food is not merely boring and dull.
Ozganics’ Founder Anni Brownjohn with Chef Ryan Khang of Nourish!
‘Fresh with Anna Olson’ is one of my favourite programme on Asian Food Channel. The showwas filmed in her beautiful home in Canada’s Niagara region and I love how the show showcases the incredibly fresh, seasonal ingredients that Anna gets direct from the farms. I’m very fortunate to be part of Anna Olson’s live show during her Fresh Flavours tour. Thanks to Asian Food Channeland BERJAYA University College of Hospitality for bringing her to Malaysia.