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This is Not a Food Magazine (2nd Ed.)


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by Sheere Ng, 2023

designed by gideon-jamie
co-published with In Plain Words

Second edition of 400
First edition of 150, 2018

100 pages, Risograph & Inkjet Printed
115 × 178 mm, perfect bound

ISBN 978-981-11-7815-3
accompanied by an A4 poster insert “We Are The Colours We Eat”

The essays in this collection are the author’s contemplations on Singapore through the lens of food. They are as much about men who enjoy cooking as they are about women who are expected to cook. They are also about Singapore and its identity and development. Some of the things it surveys include Zi Char menus, Home Economics curriculums, unassuming kitchen/cooking tools for making signature dishes, and local food or recipes.

This book is still available at In Plain Words webshop