Last Updated: December 10, 2017
The great thing about the Singapore food scene is that you can literally indulge in any cuisine under the sun — and more often than not, it’s pretty legit. We’re a multi-racial society so of course, we ended up with equally diverse food.
This link and sharing between food and people is exactly what The International Cooking Club Singapore Ltd (ICCS) champions. Comprising locals as well as expatriates living in Singapore, the non-profit organisation brings together people with a passion for cooking and baking.
What started as regular cooking sessions and a platform to share recipes amongst a few, has now grown into a group of over 500 participants, culminating in the recent launch of The Red Dot Melting Pot Cookbook.
The international cookbook is the group’s first and features 233 recipes from a whopping 75 countries. Whether you’re just starting on your cooking journey, or are already the designated chef in your family, you’ll love the easy-to-follow recipes which include clear instructions and even personal anecdotes from the recipe contributors.
Each recipe comes with photos of the ingredients used, as well as suggestions on where to find the more unfamiliar ones in Singapore stores/supermarkets. Now that’s what I call helpful.
In line with the inclusive and global nature of the cookbook, you’ll also find a large selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Recipes range from prominent cuisines to lesser-known ones, as well as modern twists on multi-ethnic dishes.
Most importantly, the cookbook is a testament to the cross-cultural friendships and of course, fun, that the organisation is all about. There’s nothing quite like food to bring people together, so get a copy and get cooking!
If you’re keen to go one step further and join in all the cooking/baking activities (and perhaps get your recipe featured in the next cookbook), the group is open and founder Michelle Pilarczyk looks forward to warmly welcoming new friends.
Price: S$49.90 per book (excludes shipping/distribution costs)