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Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Nicole Tarulevicz


While eating is a universal experience, for Singaporeans it carries strong national connotations. The popular Singaporean–English phrase “Die die must try” is not so much hyperbole as it is a reflection of the lengths that Singaporeans will go to find great dishes. This book argues that in a society that has undergone substantial change in a relatively short amount of time, food serves Singaporeans as a poignant connection to the past. Covering the period from British settlement in 1819 to the present and focusing on the post-1965 postcolonial era, the book tells the story of Singapore through ... More

Keywords: Singaporeans, eating, food production, food consumption, food culture, domesticity, home economics, Singaporean society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038099
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Tarulevicz, author
University of Tasmania