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SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

“Hot, Hot Roti for Dadda-ji”
Written by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min
Lee & Low Books, 2011

Whenever Aneel’s grandparents visit, they tell him stories about their lives growing up in an Indian village.

During one particular visit, Aneel’s grandfather, Dadda-ji, tells him that when he was a boy, Dadda-ji had the power of a tiger, thanks to fluffy-puffy hot, hot roti with a bit of tongue-burning mango pickle. After Dadda-ji ate the roti, a type of pan-fried flatbread, he could wrestle water buffaloes, tie cobras into knots, swing three elephants by their tales, and even touch the sky with his bare feet. Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 40 | 10/1-10/7Comments (0)

A tiger enters the kitchen — Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan shows why she isn’t the typical cookbook author

A tiger enters the kitchen — Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan shows why she isn’t the typical cookbook author

By Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and her Aunt Khar Moi make pineapple tarts just before the Chinese New Year. (Photo by Tay Kay Chin)

Journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan stood in front of the wok clutching her Blackberry, admittedly scared that if she diverted from the recipe, she’d make a mistake. This is an uncharacteristic sign of insecurity not often seen by those who know her. Read the full story

Posted in Cultures, Food, Profiles, Vol 30 No 24 | 6/11-6/17Comments (1)

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