Hunger Management: Finding my place in the kitchen

Despite my mother's best efforts, I fell in love with cooking early on

When I was little, my mother banned me from the kitchen.

She believed firmly that a woman's place was anywhere but there and had ambitions for her two daughters. Not for us the life of a chue farn por, the Cantonese phrase that translates loosely and derisively to "cooking woman".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'Finding my place in the kitchen'. Print Edition | Subscribe