Join us for our first in-person author session in years!
Date: 5 June 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 am Singapore
Venue: Loft (Level 2, staircase only), Wardah Books, 58 Bussorah Street S(199474)
No registration required
Khir Johari will talk about his landmark book, The Food of Singapore Malays: Gastronomic Travels Through the Archipelago. Between readings of selected passages, as well as a show-and-tell explication of the book’s key insights using actual food items and artefacts, Khir will discuss why and to what extent his 624-page bestseller “is not a cookbook, but the unwritten story of a people.”
Audience members are encouraged to participate actively in the concluding question-and-answer session. So come prepared with an appetite for knowledge.
Limited autographed copies of the book will be available for sale during this event. If you have already bought a copy, approach Khir at the end of the session to get your copy personally signed!
Khir Johari is an independent scholar and art collector who has devoted more than ten years to researching the food histories and cultures of the Nusantara. His debut work, The Food of Singapore Malays: Gastronomic Travels Through the Archipelago, was published to critical and international acclaim.
Khir obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Education from Stanford University. It was during his extended stay in California’s Bay Area that Khir found the inspiration and opportunity to embark on his ambitious book project – one that led to his return journey of self-discovery.