- About the Author
First published in 1952 and the subject of numerous reprints and editions, this cookbook is an acclaimed classic among cookbooks published in Singapore and Malaysia. This fresh edition once again makes available Mrs Handy’s time-tested and easy-to-use recipes for the modern cook. The recipes are kept authentic; there is no reason to alter them.
Recorded here are the wide range of dishes cooked in the home kitchens of a time gone by, when just a few everyday ingredients were most cleverly and thoughtfully combined to make inviting, satisfying and delicious meals.
The tastes of the 300 dishes offered here will bring you back to a time when the pace of life was relaxed and simple: Chicken a la King, Laksa Siam, Ikan Bilis Sambal, Fish Kedgeree, layered Hoen Kwe, as well as standard fare such as Sago Pudding, Meat Loaf, Pulot Panggang and Pork, Crab and Prawn Ball Soup. All nostalgic, comfort food.
They are excellent base recipes to build on by adjusting them to suit your family, and adding ingredients not commonly available when the book was first compiled to create your own favourites. Here is a cookbook to be use not just everyday but also for special occasions to produce many memorable meals.
Ellice Handy, OBE was a Singaporean educator, education administrator and author of Singapore's first cookbook on local cuisine. Her cookbook is the longest-selling compilation of recipes in Singapore and is considered a must-have volume by many cooks. She was inducted into the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame in 2015.
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 308
Year Published: 2012