Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen was originally published in 2012. This updated edition includes revised recipes and cooking instructions, as well as new contributions by subject experts on the heritage and beautiful cultural legacy of the Peranakans.
I wrote my book in loving memory of my mother. I credit her and her peers for their anecdotes, recipes and cooking tips. This was their story. Here is my public statement to share with you and others.
Gilly is with New York food writer, Sharon Wee whose book Growing up in a Nonya Kitchen tells the story of Peranakan cuisine, a largely unknown type of cookery from Singapore, Malaysia and Malacca which was part of a craft culture binding Chinese women, including Sharon’s mother, into the fabric of a very particular lifestyle.
Mother Tongue celebrates food stories of migration around the world. Proclaiming race. Challenging "otherness", tasting the (in)authentic. Savouring culinary identities...
The Singapore Noodles podcast features host Pamelia Chia, founder of Singapore Noodles (sgpnoodles.com), engaging in open, honest conversations with people who are keeping Singaporean food heritage alive in their own ways. Join us to learn about how we can take an active role in preserving and embracing our Singaporean food heritage and culture.
Read a distilled collection of reminiscences, travel or dining experiences.
Find updates to my recipes, and adaptations from my personal collection of cookbooks.
Discover fascinating cookbooks, useful tips, or favorite restaurants.
Oh the places we go....and the food we eat.....