Cooking show host launches new book

Cooking show host launches new book

SINGAPORE - Singapore's celebrity chef Sarab Kapoor has come out with a book of her vegetarian recipes titled Cook Eat Love With Sarab.

The book is a compilation of most of the recipes made popular during her cooking show of the same name which aired first on the Indian television channel Zee TV and is now on Colors.

Mrs Kapoor said all the recipes in the book are easy to make even for beginners. The book has about 65 of her favourite vegetarian recipes from across various types of cuisines.

She began cooking in her teens while growing up in Mumbai. She said inspiration for her recipes came from everything around her and through her relocation to different parts of the world, first to Indonesia and then Singapore, where she has been living for the past 30 years.

She told tabla!: "I love to cook dishes from traditional Indian to Indonesian, Thai, Malay, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and authentic Singaporean cuisines."

She said cooking is a learning process for her that never ends. Even after more than three decades of cooking Mrs Kapoor tries to improvise as "new ideas keep coming to me through my interaction with different types of food and cultures".

Mrs Kapoor says her first childhood memories revolved around the kitchen where she picked up her first cooking lessons from her mother, grandmother and other women in her family.

She said she now loves cooking for her two sons, their wives and her granddaughter, all of whom are her "greatest fans and harshest critics".

The book costs $50 and is available at iwannagohome stores in Tanglin Mall, Great World City and Parkway Parade; at Candylicious in Ngee Ann City; Brunetti and Yantra Restaurants in Tanglin mall. The book will soon be available via various international online retailers. It was also launched in Thailand recently.

ankitav@sph.com.sg


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