Archive for July 5th, 2010

I love cookbooks!

I am the proud owner of 2 new cookbooks! A few weeks ago, we entered some radio contest and managed to win. I was quite ecstatic to find out that the prize would be a cook book, even if it was a Gordon Ramsay’s cook book. If you’ve watched his cooking shows, you know he loves yelling at his staff. I don’t watch Hell’s Kitchen for the very reason, and I refuse to buy his cookbooks. But snagging them for free is another matter altogether.

Today the books arrived at my place:- Gordon Ramsay’s Desserts and Gordon Ramsay’s Chef for all seasons. Have never seen these recipe books in any of Singapore’s bookshops before. I must admit, I’ve already fallen in love with them! The luscious food pictures!!! I can’t wait to get started on the recipes! Asparagus soup with fresh cheese croutes, rump of new season’s lamb with lentils, Turbot with courgette flower fritters and Noilly Prat sauce (whatever a Prat may be), fricassee of scallops and girolles, roasted rhubarb and apple crumble, and steamed chocolate pudding! I can hear them calling out my name!

Nothing like flipping through cookbooks to get you inspired to cook. Now I’m almost sure I will resume my cooking activities again this weekend. There is only a slight problem. The Partner will be off to NZ this weekend and who will wash the dishes???

The real farmer’s market

When we hear the words “farmers’ market”, we normally think of the Western kind, but the truth is that we here in Singapore have been shopping the “farmers’ market” way all this while. Our wet markets are the first real farmers’ market. Which makes us luckier than our European counterparts since we have them every single day, and not just on Saturday! In fact, it is the places that only have supermarkets and no more local butcher, grocer or wet market that require a “farmers’ market”, because after going one full circle, people eventually yearn for what they grew up with.

Scroll down for pictures of the Pasir Panjang Wholesale market. I have to admit, it was just as fun going to the Pasir Panjang Wholesale market, as it was going to the Loewen Gardens Farmers Market. In fact, prices at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale market are so cheap, I didn’t have to think twice about buying anything I wanted! There are no certified organic stuff here, although there is a Zenxin organic store located near the entrance of Pasir Panjang Wholesale market just opposite the food centre.

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