Cecilia Leong-Salobir’s latest monograph is Urban Food Culture in Asia Pacific: Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore in the 20th Century, published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2019. She is the editor of Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia, also published in 2019, and wrote a featured review of Erika Rappaport’s A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World in American Historical Review (April 2019).
Cecilia gained her doctorate in colonial food history from the University of Western Australia in 2010 with her thesis titled “A Taste of Empire. Food, the Colonial Kitchen and the Representation and Role of Servants in India, Malaysia and Singapore, c.1858-1963”. This was published by Routledge in 2011 under the title Food Culture in Colonial Asia: A Taste of Empire. The paperback edition came out in 2014. See here for a list of publications.
Cecilia is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia and the University of Wollongong, Australia. Cecilia collects cookbooks, loves re-creating meals from her Chinese Hakka background and critiquing restaurant critics. She is a founding member of the editorial board for the journal Global Food History.