Saturday 8 December 2012

So That's What She Looks Like

A pudding bowl haircut with bangs!

Susan Jung is one of my favourite local food writers. Her appearance surprised me, but it just goes to show we should never judge a book by its cover (double pun intended)!

Susan Jung. Pic from SCMP.

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Susan Jung publishes new cookbook, A Celebration of Food (SCMP; paywall)
Wednesday, 05 December, 2012, 12:00am

Jolie Ho

Food and wine editor Susan Jung has published a new cookbook with restaurant chefs' recipes and her own.

Susan Jung, long-time food and wine editor of the South China Morning Post, is hoping that her new cookbook, A Celebration of Food, will be food lovers' top choice of gift over the holiday season this month.

For the book, Jung, who became this newspaper's food and wine editor in 1997, compiled 60 of her recipes that have appeared in Post Magazine over the years, and added 20 recipes by chefs at some of her favourite restaurants in the city.

At the book's launch on Monday at the Private Lounge by Miele in Causeway Bay, Jung said: "I'm very excited about the book. I think we've done a really good job. I'm very grateful to the 20 chefs who appear in the book - for many of them, it's the first time their recipes have been published."

Jung said it took a busy and intense four months to finish the book so that it would be ready in time for the gift-buying season.

"It will be a long time before I publish another cookbook," she said with a laugh. "I have to wait until I've forgotten how much work this one was."

Cliff Buddle, the Post's special projects editor, regards the cookbook as "much more than a stocking filler for Christmas".

Buddle said the book is a distillation of Jung's many years of experience working as a pastry chef in kitchens in Hong Kong and the United States.


  1. I agree.We should never judge a book by its cover.I'm glad you shared about Susan Jung.I'm excited about the book.Thanks for sharing an informative post.