Recipes from a Family Kitchen
By Ping Coombes
A celebration of the exquisite food and flavours of Malaysia
Malaysian food has long been the hidden jewel of South-east Asian cookery - it's a fusion of the Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures that make up Malaysia itself. In her debut book Malaysia Ping Coombes shares all the secrets and delights of this extraordinary cuisine.
Drawing inspiration from her mother and from the late-night stalls and street markets in her hometown of Ipoh, Ping has put together over 100 delicious recipes that serve as a perfect introduction to the tastes and textures of Malaysian cooking. Chilli crab and caramel pork, spicy laksas and rendangs, satays and tangy sambals: these classic dishes are intensely satisfying to make, share and devour!
Welcome to Ping's family table - and as Ping's mother would say, 'sek fan la!': come and eat!
Shooed out of the kitchen by her mum as a child, Ping only began cooking when she came to the UK for university, and she applied to go on MasterChef just after being made redundant. Crowned champion in 2014, Ping has returned to MasterChef as a guest judge and has become a global ambassador for Malaysian food - she has even addressed the World Economic Forum at Davos. When she's not whipping up batches of steaming-hot noodles and baos at food festivals around the world, Ping can be found at home in Bath with her husband Andrew and her daughter Alexa.
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05 May 2016
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MasterChef champ Ping Coombes' first book shines a light on the spicy, tangy, sweet and savoury flavours from her native Malaysia. Recipes for roti canai (flaky flatbread), beef rendang, nasi lemak (coconut rice) and more mingle with Anglo-Malay dishes. The photos by Laura Edwards tie it all together beautifully. — DELICIOUS
I love this book - Malaysian food is wonderful and so doable for home cooks. A great Christmas book. — Rose Prince
Malaysian food has grown in popularity in the UK in recent years, championed by previous BBC Masterchef winner Ping Coombes.
With influences from Malay, Chinese and Indian cooking, her book is a comprehensive introduction to this amazing fusion cuisine with beautiful noodle dishes, curries, soups and salads.
— BBC GOOD FOOD
Fans of Masterchef will be pleased to see that 2014 winner Ping Coombes has published her first cookbook, containing 100 recipes inspired by memories from her childhood. Ping describes them as a fusion of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures and her recipes reflect this. From flavoursome pastes and dips to her mum's 'Jaw-dropper' sandwich recipe and ingredient glossaries, it's a fascinating insight into this wonderful cuisine. — CHOICE
Enjoy these family favourites from Masterchef winner Ping Coombes — BELLA
Thanks to my Malay-Chinese father, I've grown up with delicious Malaysian cuisine. Now Masterchef 2014 winner Ping Coombes has brought out a fantastic book of authentic recipes that work for the home cook. — Rachel Khoo, DAILY MAIL