Donna Taylor

Donna enjoys creating dishes from local ingredients. She has lived in tropical Australia for most of her life but is now learning new culinary skills in Malaysia where she is working on a vegan cookbook of recipes using Asian vegetables and herbs.

A Tropical Recipe for Green Tomato Chutney

I grow tomatoes in my vegetable garden all year round. That’s one of the benefits of living in the tropics. But I do have problems with them...

A Delicious Asian Recipe for Rusty Jobfish

The Rusty Jobfish (Aphareus rutilans), which is also known in some countries as the Ironjaw Snapper, is a common reef fish that grows up to 10kg and...

How to Make Nasi Ulam Rice Salad

If you have lived or traveled in Southeast Asia, you probably came across nasi ulam, a type of tropical rice salad that is often served with grilled...

Special Tomato-based Pasta Sauce with Mamey Sapote

The mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) is a popular tropical garden fruit in Central American and the Caribbean.  It’s not so well known in other parts of the...

Winter Dishes for the Tropics

It may seem strange to those who don’t live in the tropics when we talk about a winter, but in nearly every tropical country (with the exception...