|Dining with dragons|
Dining with Dragons is a fascinating food memoir that journeys through the melting pot of South East Asia during colonial and contemporary times, written with great wit and passion by Carol Selva Rajah.
Known as “The Queen of Nonya Cuisine” Carol’s diverse talents as an award-winning author, food historian, chef, and storyteller, provide readers with a rare and intimate account of the fascinating cultures that are behind everyday dishes. And of food’s power as an agent of social change.
Dining with Dragons is the story of generations of women, the ‘Dragons’ in her life and their transition to the West. It traces her family’s migration from many parts of Asia to Malaya, with its mix of cultures. "The strength of these strong women," she says, "their ability to survive, to make things happen, has made me courageous in living my own life.”
Fabulous original recipes covering each phase of her life accompany each chapter. Early bird purchasers are eligible for Nonya cuisine cooking classes in Australian capital cities.
A living legend, Carol is the Margaret Fulton of Malaysia and Singapore and has dozens of well-published cookbooks to her credit. She is the first Asian-born chef to be invited to cook at New York’s famed James Beard Foundation.
Here's what others have said: “Tales of strong women are always an inspiration - even more so when food is involved. And so to Carol's atmospheric story of her Malaysian childhood and the tenacious women who shaped her fascinating life. It's a great read. With some excellent recipes, of course!” - Joanna Savill, food journalist 2015
“The arrival of Carol Selva Rajah in Australia was a most welcome addition to the food community and I knew I had a new friend. She captivated interest and respect from us all with her aromatic spices and anearlier book titles. And now we have “Dining with Dragons”: cooking, like food, offers a fascinating life style. Thank you Carol.” - Margaret Fulton, 2015
"If there is one book that will enrich your life with gratitude, reflection and celebration, it is Dining With Dragons. Many know Carol as a chef, but this book seals her talent as a masterful writer and storyteller “Dining With Dragons" may just be her greatest serving to date. The world finally gets to know the Woman behind the Wok”~ Simon Goh, Australian restaurateur extraordinaire, Chinta Ria & Temple of Love
Dining with Dragons is published by Akasaa and exclusively available via crowdfunding's Indiegogo and read more about Carol Selva Rajah.
Your purchase not only gives the ability to nominate a Nonya cuisine cooking class in your elected capital city in Australia – it also helps to place the book in rural schools in Malaysia and Australia
Watch Carol speak about Dining With Dragons.........
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