The Melting Pot Asian Gems
About the Book
My second cookbook, The Melting Pot Asian Gems, provides a different perspective into the way I look at food. The inspiration for this book has come from the four countries that played an important role in my life—from my ethnic country, Sri Lanka; my birthplace, Malaysia; my time in India during medical training; and my present home, Australia. Malaysia, with its diverse mix of cultures, has developed unique styles of cooking influenced by neighboring countries. It must be noted that the flavors and aromas of traditional Sri Lankan and Indian dishes are similar, but have subtle differences that give each their individuality. In The Melting Pot Asian Gems, I try and use recipes from all these nations to express the influence of these various cultures on my journey through life. I hope you enjoy the dishes as much as my family and I have over the years.
About the Author
Dr Vasanthi Duraiappah was a medical doctor with a PhD in Public Health who is currently retired. She resides in Australia and has involved herself in charity work for the last 25 years. She published her first cookbook The Melting Pot - Malaysian Gems in 2011. Her passion for cooking has led her into publishing her second cookbook - The Melting Pot Asian Gems. This cookbook shares recipes from countries that have played an important part in her life with specialty dishes highlighting recipes from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India and Australia. The proceeds of the sale of this cookbook, as with her first cookbook, will go to fund services and research into Leukaemia.