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Selected written works


PhD Thesis  

“A Taste of Empire. Food, the Colonial Kitchen and the Representation and Role of Servants in India, Malaysia and Singapore, c.1858-1963”, University of Western Australia, 2010



Cecilia Leong-Salobir, Urban Food Culture in Asia Pacific: Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore in the 20th Century, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Cecilia Leong-Salobir, Food Culture in Colonial Asia: A Taste of Empire, London, Routledge, 2011.


Book Chapters

Cecilia Leong-Salobir, ‘Spreading the Word: Using Cookbooks and Colonial Memoirs to Examine the Foodways of British Colonials in Asia, 1850-1900’, in Carol Helstosky (ed) The Routledge History of Food, Routledge, 2014.

Cecilia Leong-Salobir, ‘Striving for Diversity and Equity’ in Jenny Gregory with Jean Chetkovich (eds.) Seeking Wisdom: A Centenary History of The University of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Publishing, 2013.

Cecilia Leong-Salobir, ‘Food Stories:  culinary links of an island state and a continent’, in Ian Austin (ed) Australia-Singapore Relations: Successful Bilateral Relations in a Historical and Contemporary Context, Select Books, Singapore & Edith Cowan University, 2011.


Journal Articles:

Cecilia Leong-Salobir, “Introduction: Rescuing Taste from the Nation?”, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Special Issue, February 2016.

Cecilia Leong-Salobir, “‘Cookie’ and ‘Jungle Boy’: A Historical Sketch of the Different Cooks for Different Folks in British Colonial Southeast Asia c. 1850-1960”, Global Food History, Inaugural Edition, Volume 1, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.

Cecilia Leong-Salobir, “Mem and Cookie: The colonial kitchen in Malaysia and Singapore,”  Estudios de Asia y Africa, Centro de Estudios de Asia y África, Special Edition, May 2015 (translated into Spanish).


Edited Journal:

Jackie Rohel, Krishnendu Ray, Cecilia Leong-Salobir, (eds) “Rescuing Taste from the Nation? Oceans, Borders and Culinary Flows”, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Special Issue, February 2016.

Ruth Morgan Cecilia Leong-Salobir, Jeremy Martens, (eds) ‘Western Australia in the Indian Ocean World’, Studies in Western Australian History, Centre for Western Australian History, Volume 28, 2013.





Illustration by Nena Salobir

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