So the Oscar season has wrapped up. But I thought that we could continue our discernment of fine productions by looking at a few of the cookbooks I picked up this year. There were so many impressive ones that I will be posting a few of them each day for this week. The daily selection will be categorized by a common theme they share.
Today's is "Singapore & Penang street food" by Tom Vandenberghe and Luk Thys. It comprises more than 60 original street food recipes. This genre has become very hip and on a recent visit to 'Kitchen Arts and Letters' bookstore, there was a front display of street food books from around the world. Vandenberghe has travelled frequently to Asia and has given workshops in his cooking studio. Thys is a talented food photographer (no easy feat) who captured familiar street food in its authentic context.
Buy the book if you find it and keep it for posterity.
Another book - a plug for my publisher - is "The Little Singapore Cookbook" which is an abridged compilation of Wendy Hutton's classic, "Singapore Food". You will often find it in the Changi airport bookstores. A good gift for the newly-inducted Singapore visitor - a little souvenir to remember all that wonderful food consumed during her sojourn.