Annie Leong

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 June, 2007, 12:00am

Cookbook writer

Perfume: Jasmine by French perfumer Molinard.

Formal wear: Zoran. 'The designs are comfortable to wear and very simple.'

Jeans: Paige Premium Denim. 'Makes the legs look long.'

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik. 'I can stand in his designs during cocktail functions.'

Jackets: Paul Smith bespoke tailoring, Loro Piana and Jil Sander.

Watch: 'I never wear one.'

Sunglasses: 'Any that come in handy - because I am always losing them.'

Restaurant: L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon. 'The only restaurant in Hong Kong that takes everything seriously - from kitchen staff to raw ingredients and table settings.' Also Mario Batali's restaurants in New York. 'His style - down-to-earth, good quality and not fancy - appeals to me.'

Kitchen appliance: Miele coffee maker. 'A gift from the friends I play golf with.'

Dish to cook for friends: black truffle risotto.

Dish to cook for husband: steamed fish and stir-fried vegetables.

Getaway: 'New York for the tempo, the excitement. London for the culture and food markets.'

Reading: Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera: 'It is a book of philosophy in the guise of a novel.'

Music: recordings of violinists Jascha Heifetz and Ida Haendel. 'They play as if the violin were a human voice.' Also Jean Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47.

Work of art: Paintings of haystacks, the River Seine and the Rouen Cathedral by Claude Monet. 'I wish I had been born during his time and studied under him.'

Charity: 'Anything related to hospices.'



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