Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat in Asian Cooking | Read! Fest

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Join two local food experts as they discuss chef and food writer Samin Nosrat’s book in the context of Asian cuisine.

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In her international bestseller, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, Samin Nosrat simplifies the science of cooking down to four main elements. Though she intended the book to act as a universal guide, each cuisine comes with its own unique set of rules for good cooking. Join this chat between two local food experts as they discuss how much of Nosrat's advice applies to Asian cooking.

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Pamelia Chia is a Singaporean born and raised chef and author of the bestselling cookbook Wet Market to Table. She has worked in restaurants in Singapore and Australia, including Candlenut and Carlton Wine Room. The celebration and preservation of Singapore’s food heritage being her passion, she launched Singapore Noodles as a go-to destination for anyone to discover real Singaporean food.

Chef Devagi Sanmugam, known widely as ‘Spice Queen’, is one of Singapore's most dynamic and talented food personalities. Chef Devagi has worked closely with experts from giant spice companies developing recipes and blends for them, and for other customers with all levels of cooking experience. An accomplished authority on Asian food scene and a professional spice blender, she has also written and co-authored 22 cookbooks. If she is not teaching or writing a book, she is busy with cooking for or at private dinners or gastro travelling.

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