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Table Talk with Christina Arokiasamy of The Malaysian Kitchen

The Chowhound Team | Apr 18, 201709:59 AM

We noticed your interest in Christina’s latest book, The Malaysian Kitchen, so we invited her, and has gracefully accepted, to be our guest in Table Talk.

Christina was Malaysia's first ever official food ambassador to the United States and former chef of various Four Seasons Resorts throughout Southeast Asia. She now dedicates her time to teaching and introducing Southeast Asia’s most creative cuisine through cooking classes in the Pacific Northwest and leads cultural and culinary tours to Bali.

"As a schoolgirl in Kuala Lumpur, I could always smell my house before I could see it. I was called the girl with yellow hands at school because I helped my mother ready the spices at the nearby mill."

Christina has dedicated herself to transporting the Malaysian kitchen and fresh new flavors with spices to the United States. Her classes have enabled many home cooks to enrich their own kitchens, and her books brought the beauty of Malaysian cooking to thousands of adventurous home chefs.

Her teaching style is perhaps the most authentic and true dining experience to Southeast Asian cuisine and culture.

We'll be taking your questions from now through May 8th, and Christina will answer your questions on May 15th.

As a 'thank you,’ we're giving two lucky members a copy of Christina’s book, The Malaysian Kitchen To participate, just send us your questions and we’ll email you a link to enter for a chance to win.

More about Christina Arokiasamy here:

We are also hosting Amy Traverso — senior food editor at Yankee magazine — in another Table Talk. Here’s the link to participate:

Check out the previous editions of Table Talk:

— Vivian Howard here:
— Melissa Clark here:

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