A Kristang Family Cookbook

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-04-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Melba Majella Nunis, known affectionately to her family and friends as Mel, is of Malacca-Portuguese descent. She has been cooking all of her life, and recently opened her own restaurant, Simply Mel’s, that serves up home-cooked Kristang cuisine.

In this book, you’ll find over 60 delicious and uncomplicated recipes: from fiery favourites like Debal Curry to family recipes like Black Sotong Sambal; you will find festive dishes like Kristang Pie, traditional desserts such as Sago Biji Gula Melaka, and Kristang tea-time treats like Pang Su See. Every recipe is accompanied by at least one beautiful, full-colour photograph.

Not only are these recipes easy to follow, they are accompanied by stories of her personal memories and experiences, as well as tips on how to get it right first time and every time!

Get to know Kristang cuisine, and Mel and her family, as you cook your way through each recipe and taste your way through each delicious dish.

Author Biography

Born and bred in Malacca, Melba Nunis spent most of her days in the kitchen with her mother Mercy, absorbing the techniques, recipes and most importantly, the passion of cooking Kristang cuisine.

Her recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and throughout the years she has strived to keep the dishes exactly as they were since the days her great-grandparents cooked them.
Kristang cuisine is still unfamiliar to a lot of people, so Mel hopes to highlight its uniqueness by sharing her family recipes.

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