Have you ever wondered what it would be like to research your family’s culinary heritage? For me, the menu would consist of pierogi, kielbasa, and stuffed cabbage. The smell of beef and rice cooking on the stovetop coupled with the scent of boiling cabbage brings back such delectable memories. To this day, I have never found anyone who can roll cabbage leaves as expertly as my grandma. Without a doubt, there is nothing better than a home-cooked meal.
This month’s Jen’s Jewels Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan knows firsthand what it’s like to yearn for some familial dishes. A journalist by trade, she returns to her homeland of Singapore to partake in a culinary journey documented in her new release A TIGER IN THE KITCHEN. With the help of family and friends, she learns step by step how to prepare some of her ancestors’ most cherished dishes. Through amusing mishaps and some painstaking experiences, she has created a fascinating memoir filled with just the right blend of humor and expertise.
As part of this interview, Hyperion Voice has generously donated five copies for you, my favorite readers, to try to win. So, don’t forget to look for the trivia question at the end. And as always, thanks for making Jen’s Jewels a part of your reading adventure.