Award winning Brunei book prints 2nd edition

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THE second edition of the cookbook “Rasa & Warna Brunei Darussalam (Flavours & Colours)” by the Brunei’s Council on Social Welfare (MKM) will be available during the council’s charity dinner on November 21 in the Indera Samudra Grand Hall at The Empire Hotel & Country Club.

MKM President Datin Paduka Hjh Intan Hj Mohd Kassim said yesterday that the charity dinner will also see the re-launching of “Rasa & Warna Brunei Darussalam (Flavours & Colours)”, a 233-page cookbook published by the MKM.

Datin Hjh Intan added that another 1,000 copies have been printed in this second edition and interested parties can place their orders to MKM via its Helpline at 7418860.

Though the book cover remains the same, she said some of the contents and recipes have been updated.

Back in 2012, a total of 1,000 copies were printed in the book’s first edition.

“I would like to thank those who were directly involved in the production of the cookbook, not only in the printing and management, but also in preparing the design, writing the recipes, both for the first and second edition,” she said, adding that without them, the MKM cookbook would not have been produced.

According to the president, the book is special as it was also intended to help the underprivileged.

“All proceeds of the books will go to the needy. The money will be used to buy milk, schoolbags, wheelchairs, furniture, books, daily necessities and it will also be used for our clients who need transportation fees,” she said.

Apart from recipes of traditional Brunei food and delicacies, the book also included articles like “Laila Rice” written by Siti Z Kaprawi, “Flavours of Rice” by Siti Radiah Merrett, “Kianggeh Market” by Dr Hjh Dayang Fatimah Hj Chuchu, and recipes from the embassies and high commissions of other ASEAN countries.

This cookbook won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2012 under the charity and fundraising cookbook category in Asia, out of the various nominations from 171 countries worldwide.

Priced at $35 a copy, the book is published by the MKM to raise funds for the elderly.

Representing MKM, Datin Hjh Intan received the award at the Le Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France, back on February 23, 2013.

Established in 2009 and starting operations in 2010, MKM addresses social issues in the country and coordinate the various welfare non-governmental organisations toward improving the well-being of vulnerable groups.

Currently, 58 clients comprising children, persons with disabilities, elderly and the needy are among other groups in the society who are registered with MKM.

MKM also provides legal advice and conducts advisory clinics for people in need. The council provides free legal advice to victims, and in deserving cases, provide legal service on a subsidised or free basis.

The council also works to promote better protection for victims or survivors of unfair treatment and educate the disadvantaged members of the community about their legal rights and how to protect and claim for breaches of those rights.

The Brunei Times