How self-isolation has spurred more Malaysians to cook at home

Whether due to necessity or curiosity, many urbanites are learning to cook while staying home to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve. —

HUMANKIND first started cooking approximately 500,000 years ago. This would probably have taken the shape of meat and other ingredients heated over fires to make them more pliable and easily digestible.

What started out as a simple exercise grew in breadth and complexity, bolstered by the spice trade, the birth of modern recipes and the growing number of kitchen tools available to home cooks – from gas stoves to microwaves.

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