Saturday, June 28, 2014

Malay Mail - 19 June 2014

19 June 2014 - Ms Sapna Anand, a pastries graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, is one of At 19 Culinary Studio's culinary instructor. She recently launched her cookbook, New Indian Kitchen, which uses new ingredients. moving away from tradition and adapting western methods of cooking indian food.

"New Indian Kitchen" is a cookbook with a difference. Sapna shares how her teenage children who don't always like traditional Indian dishes, led her to create a lasagne dish using kheema, a north indian minced mutton curry dish with green peas and potatoes. Indian meals do not have soups but in her cookbook, you will find scrumptious soups using vegetables baked with indian spices.

The cook book priced at RM39.90 is available at MPH and major book stores. It is also available online at At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Star - 14 June 2014

14 June 2014 - At 19 Culinary Studio is "Cooking it Grandma's Way" with the launching of its 1st cook book "Lost Recipes of Malaysia". This cookbook is a private collection of vintage recipes from four of the culinary instructors (Chef Shokri, Chef Khai, Baker Anand, Dietitian Chui Hoong) and the owner (Hellen Fong) of At 19 Culinary Studio. This cookbook aims to bring back the traditional way of cooking some of Malaysia's most celebrated dishes. It is also a preservation of some of Malaysia's most treasured recipes such as Rendang Tok, Nyonya Dumpling, Banana Stem Paratal, Orh Nee, Rendang Itik Salai to name a few. This cookbook is published under the Masterclass Kitchen Series by MPH Publishing and is available for sale at RM39.90 in MPH and major bookstores, mph online and At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore.

About this Cookbook.....
The recipes in this cookbook are the private collection of vintage recipes from my chefs and I over our lifetime, passed down from our aunties, mothers and grandmothers. Our work in this cookbook brought back fond memories of dishes our mothers and grandmothers used to make. It is indeed difficult to try to preserve traditions and old recipes are gradually forgotten. Not many people know how to prepare and cook these dishes in its traditional way anymore. It took us a while to track down these recipes, ensuring to the best of our abilities that they are indeed authentic and encapsulate them into a book to keep them safe from being lost and forgotten - a treasure to leave a lasting impression on Malaysian cuisine. The completion of this book is our dream and our passion. It is our hope that this treasury of vintage recipes will continue to warm up the kitchens and fill dining tables of homes today and those of generations to come. Bon App├ętit!

Hellen Fong
At Nineteen Culinary Studio

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Star - 18 May 2014

18 May 2014 - Ms Goo Chui Hoong is one of At 19 Culinary Studio's culinary instructor and she is the good food ambassador with some crafty ideas to make us eat more healthy. As a dietitian, she is alarmed that Malaysia has the highest obesity rate in South East Asia. In order to spread the word on eating healthy, Ms Goo has come up with a cook book "Lite Malaysian Favourites". She believes that going on a diet is not the answer as people tend to go back to their bad eating habits once the diet is off. The way forward is to change the way we prepare and cook our food. Instead of deep frying food in oil which is essentially fat, change to baking it which will use less quantity of oil. For eg. one of the recipes in her new cook book, Baked Banana Rolls (banana rolled in popiah skin and baked) is inspired by Goreng Pisang (fried banana fritters).

"Lite Malaysian Favourites" is more than just your regular cook book. It tells you in each of the recipes how much calories and fat you are going to cut by preparing and cooking it using alternative methods or ingredients. The cook book priced at RM39.90 is available at MPH and major book stores. It is also available online at At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lost Recipes of Malaysia Cookbook Launch Event - 9 May 2014

At 19 Culinary Studio recently launched its cookbook entitled "Lost Recipes of Malaysia". This cookbook is part of the Masterclass Kitchen series published by MPH Publishing Group.

The launch event on 9 May 2014 was officiated by YBhg Dato' Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corporation Malaysia at the Mahkota Hall, Platinum Sentral, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

This event was broadcast by MyTourismTV, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.

"With diversity being Malaysia's background, both of the people and the food, a new book from the MPH Masterclass Kitchen series was launched today to bring back the knowledge and vintage of your favourite Malaysian dishes. From the complicated rendang tok to the ice popsicles from the school, the book is packed with recipes to bring back fond memories of your childhood."

The Lost Recipes of Malaysia cookbook is available for sale in major bookstores in Malaysia and also on MPH online. You can also get a copy from At 19 Culinary Studio's website eStore at