Mother knows best! From age-old recipes to table etiquette, these lessons from mum have proven to be timeless and priceless.
As an homage to their mothers, these leading food figures dish on what they've learned from their mums that have helped shape them into the culinary maestros they are today.
Davina Goh, vegan recipe developer
"No matter how tried-and-tested a recipe is, my mother always ‘feels it out’ as she goes along. To have her food come out consistently amazing without any handbook shows me that the ‘agak-agak’ approach is just as reliable, if not more reliable, as one with strict methods and measurements. As a recipe developer, it is imperative to note down every single step and every single gram of ingredient. I do get frustrated during the times that I casually make food for myself or friends and it turns out perfect, and wished I had taken notes! At the same time, I acknowledge that occasionally going with the flow is what creates moments of beauty and there is fun to be had in that too. It’s like that with life in general, isn’t it? Sometimes no plan is the best plan."