MY KITCHEN, YOUR TABLE
My food memories stem way back to when I was a child where traditions and family hugely influence the way I cook. My mother introduced me to the markets and farms at a young age, exposing me to the concept of paddock to plate.
“Watch and learn,” mom would always say. I guess I did. Now living in Australia and travelling far and wide back to Singapore and beyond, I cook with inspiration from the best seasonal ingredients I find but always with a very strong sense of Asian flavours and more importantly, the respect for food acquired through my upbringing.
Some of the best times for me have been with friends and family in my kitchen and around the dinner table.
In this book, I embrace differences and disregard cultural boundaries. Having grown up in multicultural Singapore, where food is all about sharing and feasting and a way of bringing people together, I share with you the food I love to eat – from my Laksa Roast Chicken, to my Lemon Cake with Brandied Prunes, my scrumptious Chicken and Crispy Noodle Slaw, and my Mom’s Apple Pie.
I hope that the recipes in this book will bring to your home as much joy as it has to mine and give you reason to cook for each and every occasion.