An increasing number of home cooks are turning to healthy, immunity-boosting food during the lockdown

Ezrin has eschewed adventurous cooking in favour of a range of simple, healthy meals for her little family during the lockdown. From left: Mohd Izrin, Lana Mariya, Mika Danial and Ezrin. — EZRIN NIK ISMAIL

When the first edition of the movement control order (MCO) kicked off in March last year, millions of Malaysians were housebound for weeks on end with little external stimulation. Which is why – unsurprisingly – people turned to cooking and baking with a vengeance.

Very quickly, home kitchens transformed into culinary havens, from whence all sorts of adventurous, innovative meals emerged. There were no limits to what the imagination could produce and a whole new breed of quarantine cooks were born out of that experience.

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