I am a Singaporean living in Scotland. Cooking/Baking is a passion, a hobby and maybe one day, a living 🙂
This Blog is an homage to my late guinea pig, Sir P. He wasn’t my favourite pet (yes that’s right I have favourites, I know I’m a monster for having favourites!) but he was my fussiest pet. We got him when he was a baby and as M often says I turned him into a Fussy Eater (like me). How is it my fault? Can we help it if we know what we like? Or rather, what we DON’T like! He was a spoilt guinea pig who got fresh fruit and veg every day…organic fresh fruit and veg everyday lol. I know! I know!
I also wanted to encapsulate my cooking adventures and share my knowledge. I have been extremely fortunate, I grew up in a family of exceptionally good cooks. I grew up watching my mum and gran producing extraordinarily remarkable dishes. Most of what I know is thanks to them. I learned more than just kitchen etiquette and cooking techniques, I learned how to use food to heal – what I should and should not eat when I’m ill. I learned how food brings people together. My earliest and fondest memories are of my family(all 10+ of us) seated around a table, tucking into the wonderful dinner that my gran had made. Eveyone’s laughing, enjoying the food, the company and all the stress from work slowly melts away. I learned about other cultures, their way of life, their religion, why people of certain races/religions don’t eat certain foods. I learned to understand, appreciate and love the nuances between the different asian cultures. I was fortunate to grown up in multi-cultural, multi-racial Singapore where I learned to understand the subtleties of Asian cuisine. And I’m using the word Asian here in the most broadest sense possible. If you have ever been to Singapore, you’ll know how much of a food paradise it is.
Now I live in Scotland. I’ve lived here for quite some time (almost a decade!). It was easy to cook in my mother’s kitchen. Under her tutelage I was protected from the burnt chickens and the sunken cakes. After I left, my real adventure began. Plenty a sunken cakes, I can tell you that! I love living in Scotland. I love the natural abundance of local produce which is sadly being over looked. I love the farmers markets and local varieties of food that you can’t get anywhere else.
So, as I said before, this blog is a collation of my adventures in the kitchen and a way to share my knowledge to whoever who needs it. I learned alot from reading other people’s blogs, so its only right that I start passing on my knowledge as well. Hope you enjoy the read and try out the recipes!