Southeast Asian cooking has become the focus of my research and enjoyment, so that I'm continuously at work developing recipes from the area, and teaching. I'm continuing my research also into the food and food history of the area. My ambition is to be able to pass on my knowledge to the younger generation of chefs, food industry professionals and students.
Indonesia and Southeast Asia; 15 books, and articles for magazines and journals; countries in Southeast Asia include: Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines
Member of Advisory Board of The Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery; Vice-Chair of the Anglo-Indonesian Society; Active member of PAWA (Pan Asian Women's Association). Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild of Food Writers in 2017; The Rice Book won the Andre Simon Memorial Award 1993; nominated for a James Beard Award (New York); Indonesian Regional Food and Cookery was nominated for the Julia Child Award; won the Langhe Ceretto Award for cookery book; NewWave Asian won 2002 Gourmand Award for The World Best Asian Cuisine Book
Freelance consultant to food producers but nothing on a permanent or contractual basis