Tales of forgotten tastes, herbs and remedies found in Malaysian jungles

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  • Sunday, 10 Jan 2021

Syarifah Nadhirah's 'Recalling Forgotten Tastes' is an illustrated collection of tasteful forest edibles and plants. Photo: Handout

In a little epilogue of sorts titled “Seeding Inspiration” in the quaint little book self-published by Syarifah Nadhirah, Recalling Forgotten Tastes, the local illustrator says that generations ago the information contained in this “guide” would have been common knowledge.

However, thanks to our complete reliance on the industrialisation and marketisation of food, we have become removed, detached, ignorant and apathetic about the produce in our very own lush backyard – our forests.

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