29/10/2007

Searching High and Low

My Favourite Recipes By Ellice Handy

Does anyone have this book? Do you know where can I get this book or still in stock in some old bookshop?

This one tat I have is a 1960 edition. I am sharing it with Mum in Penang, Sis in Selangor and myself here in Singapore.

It is really old and tatty and I really would like to get a new copy. It was published by MPH Publications, and printed in Singapore. But I cannot get it because the book stores dont have them! Sigh..


18 comments:

yam9972 said...

When I was doing my practical training in Ramada Hotel in Malacca, i copied all their secret recipes ( pastry ) includes all their cake of the month, etc.. u want ?

Dragon said...

wah... wantan, hor liao lo..... internet got or not? maybe can search online and see....

Constance Chan said...

thks for asking wantan, very generous of you. there must be quite some nice cakes you have.. i'll let you know if there's any particular recipe or let me know a 'die die must try' kind.. i'm a cookbook collector.. love to collect cookbooks..hehehe

barramundi said...

tanghoon, u can re-type the book n pirate it mah...hehe

Constance Chan said...

larra barra.. i want an original lah.. i dont want retype one.. otherwise i will photocopy liao..

i want it sitting pretty on my bookshelf among my collections. avid cookbook collector..

this Ellice Handy.. she has some history one.. an old Methodist School principal, she has a hall in the Uni named after her, and lots of others stuff that bears her contribution to society.

David said...

Ah Hoon, Maybe you may try your luck at library nearby your house?

If got, then quickly brint it to make a photocopy lor... :)

K3ViN said...

ah hoon... i try help u look 4 tat book.......

Constance Chan said...

thanks to all helpful souls here..heheh

david.. i check out NLB also u know.. they have the book but all copies are in the Lee Kong Chian reference library.. cannot borrow home one..

Kathy said...

Hi, i came across your blog when i was searching for the same original book as well. I don't have many cookbooks but i love collecting the few i have and am sure looking to expand my collection. I believe the MGS Alumni has a short version with some of Ellice Handy's recipes. Not sure if you would want it but i can help if you do. Have a look at it in the website?

http://www.mgs.sch.edu.sg/article/275#top

Constance Chan said...

Hi Kathy, thank you for the information on Ellice Handy's books. Yes i went to check out the link you gave me. Well if it has Ellice, I'll definitely grab it. I saw the contact there. I do live in the west so I can probably arrange to collect or have it sent to me. How about you. Are you getting it too. I hope they still have stock..

Once again, thank you. and for stopping by my blog.

Kathy said...

Np :) i'm going to get it too but i would really love to get the original. I might ask the i/c - i recently joined the alumni. I was also wondering if that Mrs Lee cookbook that MPH is selling is any good? I was thinking of buying it for my friend for christmas. Do you know please?

Constance Chan said...

oh is this the one you meant
http://caramelcorn.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-mrs-lees-cookbook.html

i have that one too. its good. becos it has some very good authentic recipes that are very peranakan. i think its worth the money.

Kathy said...

Ok! I'll get it.

Kathy said...

Forgot to say Thanks v m!!!

Constance Chan said...

you're welcome, kathy.. :)

zurin said...

Hi ! I have the 1990 published copy of Ellice Hnady's book.Its exactly like the original but of course newer . I bought it in 1993 in Sabah. I'm sure u can call up MPH and ask if they ar printing somemore. I can swear by her recipes. My mom had the original one with a hard cover but unfortunately it has met its demise some years ago . Kaput. I love old old old books.

anis audrey said...

Hello! I have the exact edition of this book, from 1960. It's my mum's and is a family treasure. It's just as tatty as yours, if not more, but that just adds to its value, doesn't it?

ekg said...

The much awaited new edition of My Favourite Recipes has just been published in Singapore! You can write to sallych@landmarkbooks.com.sg to place an order.

It'll be great if you could share this news with the followers of your blog.