I grew up in Malaysia Borneo surrounded by a veritable cornucopia of cultures and tastes. I am also extraordinarily lucky to have culinary adventurous parents who pushed us to try new foods. Sadly, I never really learnt to cook growing up and have grown up to be a bit of a sloth around the kitchen. I hide this fact well through cunning ways or hacks of creating good food and impressing family and friends while putting in minimum effort. This blog is really the confessions of a foodie cheat...
I have a sieve for a brain, and tend to remember things visually. I find cookbooks without photos a challenge, so when I cook, I take step-by-step photos to guide me.
My background is a combined interest in science/business, and I have worked in research or with researchers since university. I love what I do. I am enthused with how researchers innovate. and how these innovations drive developments into what we eat, what we use and how we live.
I live in Auckland, New Zealand. When I'm not working, travelling, blogging or general merry-making with family and friends over food (what else), I try to spend some time with my beagle, Sam. He is the ultimate chilled-out, thinks-he's-a-human dog. Unfortunately he also loves food a bit too much, has a nose for trouble, and has caused havoc on several vegetable gardens. It's a mystery, but he loves fresh vegetables, especially tomatoes and corn.
Travelling is a huge passion, - if I could, I would work 6 months of the year and travel for rest. I am a perennial food shutterbug. (Pierre Herme desserts in Paris; selection of kuih in Kuching, Malaysia; pastries in Salamanca, Spain; prawns in Lisbon, Portugal; tapas in Madrid, Spain; spices in Marrakech, Morocco). My goal for 2013 is a trip to Vietnam, with a detour to Angkor Wat and a stopover in Kuching (my hometown) /Sibu (Mi's hometown) /Sarikei (Di's hometown).
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