Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen
An insightful record of the life of a Peranakan family living in Singapore in the early 20th century through dishes prepared by a loving mother.
Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen provides a rare and insightful view into the daily life of a Peranakan family harking back to the early 20th century.
With comprehensive chapters dedicated to documenting cooking utensils, essential ingredients, the Nonya’s agak agak (estimating) philosophy, as well as Chinese New Year and other festive dishes, baked goods and Nonya kuehs, Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen is a volume to read and treasure for anyone looking for an in-depth understanding of the Peranakan (and Singapore) food heritage.
Sharon Wee was born and spent her formative years in Singapore, graduating from the local national university before working in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the 1990s. She has an MBA from New York University and currently resides in Manhattan where she trained at the French Culinary Institute. Sharon frequently returns home to Singapore.