I’m so delighted to share my home cooking and passion for food styling and photography on this Instagram account. I’m not new to either, just to relatively new to Instagram. My name is Michelle, and I am the founder of @iccs_sg who created @reddotmeltingpotcookbook. Swipe right to see a recipe in our cookbook (Egyptian Baba Ghanoush - delicious, healthy and so easy!) and a sneak peek of the back of the book to show you just one reason why this cookbook is so unique. For more than 300 potentially unfamiliar ingredients, we tell you where one can find them in Singapore. After that, swipe right again, we tell you where those stores are located as well as a few other useful details about the stores. Did you know there is an Mexican grocery store in Singapore for example? Or an African Marketplace? .
The cookbook goes “around the world” with each chapter a different region in the world. It contains 223 recipes from 75 countries in total. Each recipe comes from a lady in our cooking organisation - usually a family recipe from her home country - with a personal anecdote. For every recipe, we provide a photo of the ingredients that go into it. Within a year, the cookbook has twice been ranked number 1 by independent magazines (1/17 SE Asian cookbooks by @sassymamasg and 1/10 “Must Have Cookbooks for the Expat Kitchen” by @thefindersingapore). .
This beautifully illustrated hard covered book is available at www.iccs.org.sg, @scoopwholefoods_sg, @crateandbarrelsg , @kinokuniya_singapore, @thefarmstore.sg and @thebotanicrestaurant. .
In this photo here, I’m checking out our book at Crate & Barrel Ion (level 4). The book is also a their Orchard Gateway outlet on level B1.
Recipe shown here by Sherin Ismail. Dish photo by Tatyana Kildisheva (@kildiphoto). Styled by Michelle Pilarczyk.