About the Book
Discover the joy planting your own herbs and spices, and cooking with them!
Take your cooking to the next level by incorporating fresh home-grown herbs and spices! At Home From Pot to Pot
is a fully illustrated guide on how to grow 16 different herbs and
spices and using them to prepare 30 healthy and wholesome dishes with
exciting flavours that are sure to delight.
A joint effort
between the Institute of Parks & Recreation and Vegetarian Society
(Singapore), this book provides all the information you need to grow
your own herbs in small urban apartments. Whether you are a seasoned
herbalist or planting for your first garden, At Home From Pot to Pot will
inspire you to get the most out of your herbs. You'll be surprised at
how easy it is to nurture your family and friends with nature's herbs
About the Contributors
This book would not have been
possible without the combined effort of these dynamic individuals from
the Institute of Parks & Recreation, Singapore and the Vegetarian
Chuah Khai Lin is the founder of
MicroGreens.sg, an enterprise that seeks to inspire others to grow their
own greens and include these homegrown greens in their daily meals.
Khai Lin conducts talks and workshops on planting and has inspired many
urbanites to take charge of what they consume and start planting their
own greens despite the limitations of space and time.
Tan is a freelance photographer and the owner of Tangzin Photography.
His main focus is portraiture and fashion, but he also enjoys the
occasional foray into food photography. He previously served as the
president of the Vegetarian Society (Singapore) and remains actively
involved in the organisation. Clarence is also a music producer,
composer and arranger and had previously worked in radio as a
Frankie Tan is an engineer by profession. His
passion for gardening grew out of his desire to use herbs and spices to
safeguard his family’s health. In addition to volunteering with the
Institute of Parks & Recreation, Singapore, Frankie also helps out
at various old folks homes and orphanages, and actively supports
community gardens around Singapore. Additionally, Frankie takes time to
guide budding student gardeners from schools at the secondary and
George Jacobs is a teacher and writer. He serves
on the board of Kampung Senang Education and Charity Foundation and is
president of the Vegetarian Society (Singapore). George was part of the
team that produced two other cookbooks. He frequently writes and gives
talks on topics related to plant-based diets.
Maria Boey is an
architect, landscape designer, environmental planner and urban designer.
She has played a key role in town planning in Singapore, including
Tampines and Pasir Ris towns. She serves as the president of the
Institute of Parks & Recreation, Singapore and is a member of the
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects and the Singapore Institute
Pauline Menezes volunteers with the Vegetarian
Society (Singapore) and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority’s
Master Growers programme. She enjoys growing her own plants and
preparing dishes that are healthy, fresh, delicious and uncomplicated.
Pauline’s advice for planters and home cooks is not to give up, as every
failure is a lesson learnt. To all readers, she hopes that your journey
“from pot to pot” will be as fun and rewarding as hers has been.
Chee Kan is a media professional with 35 years of experience in high
calibre film and video productions. The former creative director and
head of the AVP department in MediaCorp TV is an avid filmmaker,
photographer, audiophile and film enthusiast. In addition to his
volunteer work with the Institute of Parks & Recreation, Singapore,
Chee Kan also teaches photography.