Cecilia Leong-Salobir is the author of Food Culture in Colonial Asia: A Taste of Empire, Routledge, 2011 and is working on her new book, Urban Food Culture in Asia Pacific: Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore in the 20th Century, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Cecilia gained her doctorate in colonial food history from the University of Western Australia in 2010 and her thesis is titled “A Taste of Empire. Food, the Colonial Kitchen and the Representation and Role of Servants in India, Malaysia and Singapore, c.1858-1963”. See here for a list of publications.
Cecilia is a Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and her current project is on the food history of Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore. Cecilia collects cookbooks, loves re-creating meals from her Chinese Hakka background as well as reviewing reviews of restaurant critics and other food issues. She is a founding member of the editorial board for the journal Global Food History.