Category Archives: Home Cooked

Confessions of a Kitchen Nerd | The Great Cookbook Cookout

My name is Jonathan, and I have an addiction. Yes, you might think this is a strange place to admit an addiction, but an article about cooking seems to be just the place. You see, I have an addiction to cookbooks. I love cookbooks, read cookbooks and admit to collecting cookbooks. I have hundreds easily…

An Egg-cellent Start to the Weekend

On any regular day, a cup of coffee is all it takes to start up one’s day. But when the sun rises over the weekend, the thirst for caffeine is often replaced with something more superficial and chirpy. Something like a bowl of boiled eggs mounted above some perfectly grilled sausages (you know, the crispy…

Recipe: Michael Elfwing’s Chicken Liver Pâté and Red Onion Jam

My kitchen is my sanctuary, or so I’ve written about it before. It’s a warm and comforting cave where I can slowly spend hours cooking my fears and insecurities away. Ultimately, this ritual also comforts my aching stomach and does wonders for my broken heart. The smile on the faces of my family and friends…

Wonton Soup: A Recipe to Cure Homesickness on Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and this is traditionally a time to spend with our nearest and dearest. While there are many of us who look forward to the holidays, I also know of just as many who dread spending time with their kins. I am sometimes guilty of this too. We…

Home + Food: Now, This Is Love

I’ve been told that there is no real recipe for making love (pun not intended). Apparently, it usually just happens (again, not intended). But whoever said that is a fool. Love can be made (seriously, get your head out of the gutter). I knew that even from a young age. And it usually starts from…

Keropok Lekor, Terengganu: Fishing For Compliments

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;  Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~ Chinese Proverb I’m not sure if you’ll agree with me, but I see many similarities between selling fish in a market and selling yourself during an appraisal at the end…

Homecooked Spaghetti & Meatballs: A Comforting Recipe

I must apologise for the lack of comics recently. More so, guilt is slowly eating me from within thinking of the sweet PR ladies and gracious restaurant owners who are waiting patiently (not to mentioned silently cursing me) for their reviews and post event coverage to be published. I’m sincerely sorry for the long wait….

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