The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Tunku Azizah releases two new cookbooks
KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Puan of Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah yesterday launched two cookbooks on Pahang traditional dishes and desserts, as part of efforts to raise funds for the Tunku Azizah Fertility Foundation (TAFF).
The books titled ‘Air Tangan Tengku Puan Pahang - Masakan Tradisional Pahang' and ‘Air Tangan Tengku Puan PahangManisan Tradisional Pahang were launched by the Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
Published by TAFF and sold at RM380 each, the books contain a compilation of recipes specially documented by Tunku Azizah during her travels around the various districts in Pahang.
According to Tunku Azizah the books were produced within a year after learning and trying out the traditional cuisine and dessert recipes from the villagers.
She said this to reporters after the book launch held in a hotel here. Also present were the Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Hajah Kalsom, Sultanah of Terengganu Sultanah Nur Zahirah and Tunku Azizah's children.
"Cooking is something which I inherited from my late mother (Almarhum Enche' Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah) and my late father (Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail) had always encouraged me to take up cookery courses since I was a child,” she said.
Meanwhile, Tengku Abdullah expressed pride in the publication of the books which he said could promote Pahang heritage dishes and cuisines.