Monday, April 03, 2006

Chinese Festivals Illustrated

Feature in the Star today about Penang-born freelance writer and self-taught artist Moey Sook Ching who has written and illustrated a beautiful cookbook called Chinese Feasts and Festivals published by Periplus Editions.


This is a book I'd buy for the pictures alone!


10 comments:

lil ms d said...

niceeee! where can i get one?

bibliobibuli said...

dunno lah ms d - hope she and periplus gets their marketing and promo act together (periplus is sloooow - this isn't even on their website!) ... i guess if all else fails order it ... i think it would make a lovely gift for overseas friends

Lydia Teh said...

Saw it at Popular last week.

thewailer said...

beautiful work and effort!

Sham said...

The imagery is amazing

Spot said...

It's been in the bookshops for months, ladies! We got a copy from Times but I've seen it at Popular too.

Very nice. The illustrations really bring back a sense of ..tradition.

bibliobibuli said...

thanks - i'll look out for it

but if as you say, spot, it's been out for months, how come it isn't on periplus' website and the promotional push hasn't been there (or else it slipped below this booklover's radar)

the problem for writers and the book industry here is that we often just don't hear of books published locally

Anonymous said...

SC Moey happens to be my mother. Great to see the positive response to her book. :-)

bibliobibuli said...

you must be feeling very proud! hope it also insires you to piant and write ...

Allison said...

I have recently discovered your mother's book on Chinese feasts and festivals. I love the book both for the culture/history piece as well as the culinary information.


She is a fabulous writer as well as illustrator. (I am also a writer.) One of the blogs said she might be working on a new book. Is this happening? I would love to follow her work.

Thanks!