It is so much fun to meet new people and introduce them to Malaysian cuisine. I love the look on their face when they first taste, the surprise and then pleasure, which reminds me every time how the experience inspired my novel.
David Chang's Lucky Peach magazine is my favorite culinary read and when he featured the Pok Pok chicken recipe I had to immediately get a rotisserie attachment.
The power of David Lebovitz is to inspire the non-baker into a candy maker.
How to serve 24 home-made, unusual desserts easily without turning on the oven.
Is the block party an American cultural phenomenon? I don't know. I like my neighbors but I seldom see them. Why is that?
The Cliff Notes of Malaysian flavors in three bites and a sip: Shrimp with Coconut Curry, Anchovies, Tropical Salad and the Jungle Bird Cocktail.
...doing serious research at Underbelly in the Montrose neighborhood, the easy to miss place across the street from the El Real Tex Mex neon sign.
Craft cocktails and bacon worship get trumped by the smokin' chefs at Radiator Whiskey.
If you want to learn more about cooking Malaysian food here are a few titles I enjoyed reading that will provide you with the recipes, information about ingredients and more about the wonderful people who live there and make the cuisine what it is.