Book review: Cookbook: Cook with love
Author: Doris Lau Siew Lang
In many parts of the world, you will find cooking houses, food stalls, cafés, fast food chains and restaurants that sell prepared meals. Often these eating places are packed as people enjoy having a good meal.
But these days when the cost of living is skyrocketing and people are getting more health conscious, diners are now keen to learn the art of cooking in the comfort of their very own homes.
Tourists enjoy Asian cuisine especially the meals prepared by local hawkers. They also love spicy food where lots of ingredients makes the prepared meals much tastier. Many major cities around the world have their own Chinatowns in which these ingredients and spices are readily available.
When couples get married, they will be busy building their respective careers and having to balance work life and family commitments. As a result, both husband and wife often dine out of their home. But eating outside may not always be the right choice as food prepared outside may not be too healthy – it can be too oily or too salty.
It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not learn to cook, the fast and easy way? It is also much cheaper to cook at home and it is often much tastier.
Meat, fish, vegetables and other ingredients can be purchased from the wet market or supermarket for one week, kept fresh in the refrigerator and taken out when it is ready to cook.
With this book, COOK WITH LOVE, Doris Lau has produced 38 Asian dishes that is not only delicious and healthy, but so easy to cook. These 38 Chinese and Eurasian dishes that include Chicken rice, Laksa, chilli crabs, soups, curries, sambals and even western dishes. Even if you are a novice cook, Doris makes it so easy to whip up a meal in a matter in minutes. She provides a step-by-step guide for you to whip up simple and relatively inexpensive dishes that is fun to cook where she adds another ingredient– LOVE.
As you experiment with Doris’ home made tried and tested recipes such as Cutlets, Assam Fish Chicken Curry, Fish Curry, Beef Steak and other mouth-watering dishes, you will pleasantly discover that cooking, like eating, can be such an enjoyable experience.
Isn’t it a well-known fact that a family that prays together in comfortable familiar surroundings, stays together? In the same vein, a family that eats together in a cosy and comfortable setting of their own home, will stay together.
So, what are you waiting for? Bring out that pot and pan as you venture into a creating your very own healthy and delicious meals with the guidance of this lovely cookbook – COOK WITH LOVE that is prepared with love – much love.
Doris Lau Siew Lang
Author: Cook With Love