Welcome to the inaugural issue of Cookbook, a quarterly publication chockfull of mouth-watering ideas for quick everyday dishes and inspired entertaining. People often think that whipping up a great meal entails fancy ingredients and complex cooking techniques, but through years of cooking and baking for my loved ones, I realise that it’s not about the number of steps or ingredients in a dish. If you pick out the right recipes, you don’t have to do much at all to impress your guests.
With that in mind, we put together our first issue, packed with comfort dishes that will appeal to both seasoned cooks and beginners.
If you’re a fan of heritage dishes, check out classic recipes by chef Damian D’Silva of Folklore (p. 68) such as pork and pineapple curry, opor ayam and kueh kosui. For new-fangled creations, try your hand sakecentric recipes by chef Justin Hammond of Neon Pigeon (p. 98), such as grilled ribs with sake barbecue sauce. For busy readers who have little time to spare in the kitchen, we have some dishes that are fresh, quick and easy to prepare (p. 36).
Bakers will find plenty of good stuff in the following pages, too—from cute and tasty bread recipes by Little Miss Bento (p. 112) to delicious kaya pastries (p. 78) by chef Erica Yap of Two Bakers.
We also have articles that delve into eating healthy and recipes for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities (p. 44).
We hope that with the launch of Cookbook, you will never run out of new and fun ideas in the kitchen.
Have a delicious time ahead!