Michelin star chef is accused of plagiarizing a Singaporean nonya’s recipes and personal stories in cookbook
A British Singaporean-born Michelin star chef is in hot water after a writer accused her of plagiarizing her cookbook.
The accuser: On Oct. 6, Singaporean and New York-based author Sharon Wee blasted out a statement across her social media platforms accusing Elizabeth Haigh’s debut 2021 cookbook “Makan: Recipes from the Heart of Singapore” of having striking similarities in recipes, personal family anecdotes and memories to her 2012 cookbook, “Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen.”
Matthew Smith, a former contestant of “MasterChef Junior,” recently shared how to make his Crispy Chicken Ramen dish inspired by his grandmother’s Vietnamese heritage.
100 days: On Sept. 21, the 11-year-old cook appeared in the first episode of TODAY’s “Kids in the Kitchen.”
A London-based contestant in BBC One’s “Masterchef: The Professionals” faces backlash after reportedly referring to Asian cuisine as “dirty” in her Instagram bio.
Philli Armitage-Mattin, a 28-year-old London-based chef, was called out online for her description of “Dirty food refined.” The line in question has since been removed from her Instagram, according to TODAY.
Food blogger My Nguyen was recently on the receiving end of Gordon Ramsay’s no holds barred meal criticism on social media.@gordonramsayofficialThat’s not a Healthy Sandwich this is an ##idiotsandwich !!! ##duet with @myhealthydish ##ramsayreacts ##fyp♬ original sound – myhealthydish
A contestant in MasterChef Australia has put a local radio station on blast for the “ignorant” way of greeting her in Chinese.
What happened: Contestant Sarah Tiong, who was recently eliminated from the cooking competition show, said a presenter from Triple M Sunraysia greeted her with “ni hao ma” (Mandarin for “How are you?”) off-air, before a phone interview.
A lot of Southeast Asian brands, branches and outlets have united to poke fun at the latest Masterchef controversy that is now being called “Rendanggate,” according to Straits Times.
Companies and industries are doing their part to criticize MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace’s comments that Malaysian chef Zaleha Kadir Olpin‘s chicken rendang has to be “crispy” and that it allegedly wasn’t cooked.
MasterChef UK judge, Gregg Wallace, added more fuel to the fire in what is now known as “Rendanggate.”
After his supposed slamming of the dish he clearly knows nothing about, he went on to change his claim, saying that the meat of chicken rendang Zaleha Kadir Olpin prepared in the show was “not cooked.”
[UPDATED 4-4-18 11:33 p.m. PST] MasterChef Judge Backpedals on Chicken Rendang Comments, Says it ‘Wasn’t Cooked’
The elimination of a Malaysian contestant in “MasterChef UK” because the “traditional” dish she prepared did not satisfy judges has sparked fury in at least four countries that have their own versions of it.
Italian-American restaurateur Joe Bastianich has come under fire for humiliating Chinese women and insisting on the tired and offensive stereotype on Asian male genitalia.
In a recent episode of “MasterChef Italia,” Bastianich, who serves as a judge in the cooking show, visited a beauty salon with female Chinese staff to get a manicure and pedicure.