I am known as ‘Spice Queen’ of Singapore. I don’t know when and how this title came to me but it has been like that since 2001!! It must have been the media who coined this name for me and I like it. I like it for a fact that the word “queen” is there and I can imagine my crown being made of spices and leaves. And I think it suits me as I like anything and everything with spices. I think, I am born to be a spokesperson for Spices.
For years (more than 30 years to be precise), I have been providing culinary educational experiences through lectures, demonstrations and culinary team building activities at my cooking classes, hotels, restaurants, country clubs, recreational associations, schools and corporate bodies in Singapore as well as worldwide. I am constantly involved in developing and testing original recipes and formulas for food companies, hotels and restaurants all over the world too. You can read more about me here https://about.me/chefdevagisanmugam
I have written 22 cookbooks and there two more are on the pipeline.
I have fans all over world and since I am not so savvy in the beginning, I have created more than three Facebook accounts!! I keep in touch with anyone who sends me an email with food related questions– as long as they don’t ask me for a job or ask for loan of money.
Apart from cooking, I love travelling and photography. Many of my trips have been paid for by airlines or hotels. I do restaurant reviews according to my personal take on it. I do not slander any product, restaurant in the name of review. If I am uncomfortable about a certain feature or dish, I will omit talking about it. However, I will send my personal negative feedback to the owners of the brand of product. After all, I believe nothing is perfect in the world and we will have to adjust and compromise sometimes………just like in cooking.
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Chef Devagi Sanmugam