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"Tune in this Sunday, June 21 at 10a/9c on Cooking Channel for an all new-special, Malaysia Kitchen, where I share my love and passion of Malaysian cuisine with you."

Christina Araokiasamy Welcome to my spice home!
Growing up in Malaysia, I still recall the aromas permeating the air – where the life-giving energy of the monsoon rains grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices – all greet me like a long lost friend. These herbs and spices are blended creatively to produce some of the world's most exceptional food – Southeast Asian cuisine. You will experience this flavorful journey for health and balance through my cookbook and my cooking classes.
Spice Merchant's Daughter Book Cover
"Part memoir, part primer, Christina Arokiasamy's recent cookbook, The Spice Merchant's Daughter, is a delicious excuse to buy all those spices you've never known what to do with." —J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor
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“The perfumes of Malaysia practically float off the pages of this beautifully composed cookbook. Illuminating her techniques with vivid personal anecdotes, Arokiasamy offers a tantalizing glimpse of a rich, vibrant culture and all its scents and flavors.” —Publisher’s Weekly
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“There is perhaps no better candidate to write about this cuisine than Christina Arokiasamy, a formally trained cook of Indian ancestry whose mother was a Kuala Lumpur spice merchant." —The Wall Street Journal
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10 Best Cookbooks of 2008, “This elegant little book is for those of us who hunger for dishes that explode onto the palate.” —National Public Radio
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