Take a journey east and discover one of the world's most diverse food regions. From smoky hawker stalls in Thailand and Malaysia and bustling markets in Vietnam and Indonesia, to tranquil landscapes in Laos and Cambodia, East will take you on a culinary tour to uncover Southeast Asia's most celebrated dishes. Whether you are new to Southeast Asian cooking or you simply wish to recreate the heady aromas in your own kitchen from holidays gone by, East will transport you to a faraway place, in search of the wondrous sights, smells and flavours that are so synonymous with these vibrant cuisines.
Leanne Kitchen is a chef, writer and photographer with a long career in food media. Leanne spent seven years working as a food and features editor for prestigious food and travel magazines Travel and Leisure, Vogue Entertaining and Travel, Australian Gourmet Travel, and over a decade freelancing for other top Australian and New Zealand publications. Her articles, recipes and photographs have appeared in Belle, Home Beautiful, Qantas, Kia Ora, Wine Selector, Masterchef magazine and SBS Feast, and she regularly contributes online content for www.smartmouthonline.com. In addition, Leanne has worked with chefs and authors on countless cookbooks, as food editor, recipe writer and, most recently, as co-author of The Real Food of China with Antony Suvalko. Leanne has harboured a deep love for, and fascination with, Southeast Asia for as long as she can remember and has been travelling to the region regularly, writing travel articles and photographing, for fifteen years.
Antony Suvalko's working background demonstrates his passion for food. Restaurants run in his family's veins, and it was only natural that he followed a similar path. Antony has owned and operated a successful catering company and worked with Illy Cafe to develop their Pacific market. Having embraced digital media Antony launched his own website, www.foodie.co.nz in 2009 to great success, followed by www.smartmouthonline.com, which produces smartphone apps on food destinations. Antony has enormous affection for South East Asian cuisine and culture, as well as recently co-authoring The Real Food of China with Leanne.
Authors: Leanne Kitchen and Antony Suvalko