Madhur Jaffrey & other food events at the Singapore Writers Festival

What a surprise, the Singapore Writers Festival, isn’t just poets, novelists and playwrights but also bloggers and food writers! And not just any food writer but Madhur Jaffrey (alongside other internationally-acclaimed writers like Jung Chang and Wang Anyi). See a list of Madhur Jaffrey’s books here. The festival, which opened on Friday night, is taking place at The Arts House until 9 Dec 07.

Here are the food-related events at the festival:

02 Dec 2007, 17:00
BRAND NEW BOOKS: Foodlore and Flavours: Inside the Southeast Asian Kitchen

Foodlore and Flavours: Inside the Southeast Asian Kitchen is the first book to focus exclusively on the cuisines of all ten ASEAN member nations – simultaneously offering a regional and a country specific perspective while delving specifically into the cultural significance of the region’s culinary folklores and traditions. With a clear and highly visual approach, it will serve as the layman, enthusiastic home chef, and ASEAN enthusiast’s key resource for authentic Southeast Asian recipes and the cultural role that food plays in Southeast Asia.

Price : Free
Venue : Earshot

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02 Dec 2007, 17:00
LIFE ONLINE: F-Logging – The Fine Art of Food Blogging

Featuring: Cheryl Chia, Keropok Man and Aun Koh

A mouth-watering session with some of Singapore most popular bloggers, F-logging – The Fine Art of Food Blogging, promises to whet your appetite and tease the most delicate of palettes. Expect generous servings of food blogging tips and techniques accompanied by light conversation. This hearty meal is a must for serious foodies everywhere!

Price : Free
Venue : Earshot

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07 Dec 2007, 19:00
EAT YOUR WORDS!: A Literary Feast with Madhur Jaffrey

Moderated by Deepika Shetty.

Calling all fans and foodies to this special dinner presentation, larger-than-life personality Madhur Jaffrey is hosting a dinner especially for you! Come savour home-cooked Indian cuisine by a leading authority on Indian cuisine, an experience both exotic and intense. Learn more about this celebrity; her life, passions and inspirations, in this intimate and yummy setting.

Price : $ 70.00 *Ticket price includes dinner.Venue : Restaurant 1827

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08 Dec 2007, 12:00
EAT YOUR WORDS!: A Passage to India – A Culinary Journey

Featuring: Madhur Jaffrey, Janet DeNeefe [Moderator]

We are indeed privileged to have the legendary Madhur Jaffrey honour us with a one-time-only special cooking class! Meet the inspiring and charming actress, chef and writer, learn new recipes, pick up tips on cooking, discover the special secrets in cooking and how to present a fantastic meal. Not to be missed by food-lovers!

Price : $ 70.00 *Price includes lunch.
Venue : Restaurant 1827

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09 Dec 2007, 11:00
MEET-THE-AUTHOR: Madhur Jaffrey


 

Madhur Jaffrey is a writer, cookbook author, TV chef, illustrator, and award-winning actress originally from Dehli, India. Ms Jaffrey writes for numerous food magazines and has won the Burt Greene Award for Food Journalism. Her latest book is a memoir, Climbing the Mango Trees. Come meet Ms Jaffrey to discuss the secret ingredients that go into making a good book!

Price : Free
Venue : Chamber

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And there is a whole series of events on blogging. Apart from the food blog event listed above, here are the others:

01 Dec 2007, 19:00
LIFE ONLINE: Reel Blogging – The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Movie Blogs

Featuring: Ben Slater, Stefan Shih and Alexis Tioseco

In recent years film blogs have become an international phenomena, introducing a new wave of film critics and writers to readers, blurring the line between professional and amateur critic. Film-makers are also increasingly using blogs as a promotional tool to connect with potential audiences. This discussion between several prominent film bloggers and writers, will highlight the best film blogging, and explore the key issues for movie bloggers.

Price : Free
Venue : Blue Room

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02 Dec 2007, 14:00
LIFE ONLINE: How to Make Money Without Really Trying

Featuring: Kenny Sia and Mr. Miyagi

If you think profit and greed are deadly sins, this panel discussion is not for you! Let wildly popular bloggers, Kenny Sia and Mr. Miyagi, guide you through the seedy underbelly of creating a business out of blogging.

Price : Free
Venue : Chamber

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02 Dec 2007, 16:00
LIFE ONLINE: Minding Your Ps & Qs – Blogging Etiquette

Featuring: Kenny Sia and Mr. Miyagi

Confused by netiquette and etiquette? Not really sure how to walk between the fine line between a wit and a twit? Minding Your Ps and Qs will hand-hold you through the arduous and delicate process of making friends (and fans) in cyberspace. Our panel of experts will share funny, candid and often irreverent stories of their own experiences in the world wide web!

Price : Free
Venue : Chamber

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08 Dec 2007, 15:00
LIFE ONLINE: World Wide Web of Words – Literary Blogs

Featuring: Deepika Shetty, Sharon Bakar and Ivan Chew

A treat for book lovers out there, World Wide Web of Words – Literary Blogs, brings together online communities of readers and writers. Thoughtful and insightful, our panelists will talk about their favourite page-turners and web pages! Log on and join in the fun!

Price : Free
Venue : Living Room

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