The Straits Times
Published on Nov 24, 2012

Chefs' wives share their recipes in new cookbook


Ask women what it is like to be married to chefs and it is likely that they will highlight the same things: They hardly see their husbands, and they rarely get treated to fancy home-cooked meals at home.

By the time their husbands get home - in the wee hours of the morning - they are usually hungry and barely have any energy left. So, when it comes to the home kitchen, it is the wives who reign supreme.

Some of their tried-and-tested recipes are featured in a new cookbook Cook. Bake. Host. Secret Recipes From Chefs' Wives by Epicure magazine. It was published recently to mark homeware and appliance store Tools Of The Trade's second anniversary.

Some of the women featured include Ms Sudarampai Pam Chiang, who is married to Andre Chiang of Restaurant Andre in Bukit Pasoh, and Ms Edith Lai, who is married to chef Julien Bompard of Le Saint Julien at The Fullerton Waterboat House.