99 Ranch Market, Adelaide Winery, Asia, Beef rendang, Claiborne & Churchill Winery, Elliott Carter, Heidi Lesemann, Joan Huang, Los Angeles International New Music Festival, Malaysia, Rohana Turner, Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, William Kraft
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West
If I had to define patriotism, it would be the tastes of your childhood. If I sample a mixture of brown sugar and butter, I can go all Proust on myself and remember my mother’s cookies. And if I had to define maturity, it would be the evolution of taste acquired over time and exposure to many different cuisines.
Which is another way to say that I didn’t grow up on the Malay specialty of beef rendang!