Tadi aku saja dok search ttg chef muda anis,
bukan apa aku mmg minat kat dia..dia
now dah dia dah jadi antara chef kesukaan
aku selain jamie oliver n chef wan tu...
so search punya jumpa keratan dari star ni...
mmg padat ttg kisah dia dari mula
meminati bidang masakan ni n hingga kini...
so kat sini aku copy kisah chef anis ni dari the star
utk bacaan umum...aku malas nk alih ke bahasa malaysia
tapi bgs x tukar coz beliaukan mmg tkenal di luar negara
so pada peminat dia dari luar negara
yg ingin mgetahui ttg beliau boleh la membaca kisah beliau ni...
ABOUT ANIS NABILAH
Having learnt to cook since she was 10 years old, Anis Nabilah is sure she has the skills and not just the looks for her current job.
IT is not hard to see Anis Nabilah’s passion for food. Once you get her started about the subject, it is hard to get her to talk about something else.
Anis is currently hosting a number of food programmes - Asian Food Channel’s (AFC) Icip-Icip, Enak Tradisi (TV1) and Sesedap Rasa (TV2).
And her ambition is to get young people to learn the art of cooking. She herself learnt to cook when she was still young, she says, explaining that she always observed her mother in the kitchen. “One day, I attempted to make an omelette by myself. That turned out to be a success and I started to learn cooking from that point.”
It was also a form of therapy for those days when she got grounded for being naughty, she adds.
Anis says her mum has advised her on the importance of making a difference in the world, and she is taking it very seriously; hence her interest in wanting to teach people how to cook.
She is a qualified chef (having graduated with a diploma from the Food Institute of Malaysia) but she does not want to be known as a chef.
“I’m just Anis. I don’t want to be intimidating because I’m a chef. Anyone and everyone can actually cook,” says the petite 24-year-old lass from Subang Jaya.
Anis got her big break on screen when she was called for an audition for TV3 two years ago. She got the job despite the large number of people who auditioned and she has never looked back.
The best part of the job, she reveals, is that she has opportunities to travel around the country and learn the culinary specialities of each state. Being relatively young and with a pretty face, she admits that she is not taken seriously sometimes. There have been comments on the Internet that she is only on TV because of her good looks and that since she is young, she does not know what she is doing. But she does not let those comments bother her.
“I might be young but I have been cooking since I was 10. I do know something about cooking,” stresses Anis who dreams of opening her own culinary institute one day.
Anis adds that while in college, her ability in the field of cooking was also questioned because of her small frame. Apparently, there is a perception that those in the kitchen should be tall and big – so they can carry the pots and pans with ease.
“The most important thing is you know why you are doing what you are doing and have faith in yourself. I am doing it not for popularity but because I love and enjoy cooking,” she says.
Sunday Metro catches up with this bubbly personality and gets her to talk about a few of her favourite things.
> What is your favourite food?
It would be masak lemak daging salai. I’m so obsessed with it because it tastes so good. You can taste the smokiness of the meat.
> Is there any food you don’t like?
I’m not a big fan of pasta although I cook it all the time. During one of my Ekonomi Rumah Tangga classes when I was 14, we were supposed to make spaghetti. I brought my own ingredients and made my own spaghetti. I made a lot of it for my friends.
However, the teacher was angry that we didn’t follow her instructions and punished us by making us finish a mountain of the spaghetti. It’s been 10 years and I still cannot eat it, especially Spaghetti Bolognese.
> Would you go out of your way for certain food?
Definitely! I do it all the time. For seafood, I would go all the way to Malacca.
> How do you find out about where to eat?
I read reviews on blogs and the press. I also get recommendations from my family members and friends. I am quite fussy and won’t simply go to a new restaurant unless it has been recommended. I feel that restaurants sometimes concentrate on the ambience but not on the food, especially the concept restaurants.
> Being in the industry, do you watch other TV food shows? Which is your favourite?
I like watching Jamie Oliver because he makes cooking look fun. He is not rigid and you don’t have to follow a certain way, such as cutting an ingredient a certain way. I also like Nigella Lawson who is a sexy domestic goddess.
> If you had to cook a fast meal, what would it be?
Pasta, because it is easy to make and doesn’t require much ingredients. If I’m cooking for myself, then it would be roast chicken. All you have to do is marinate it and put it in the oven.
> Is there a street food recommended by friends that you have been hoping to try out?
I want to go to Malacca to try the chicken rice balls.
> Do you have any particular memories of food?
My late grandmother used to make fish-ball soup with vermicelli. It is a really simple dish although whenever I try to make it myself, it never turns out as good. Whenever I eat fish-ball soup, I think of her.
> What is your favourite hawker food?
Char Kuey Teow.
> What is your favourite ingredient?
Garlic, because of its taste and flavour.
> What would you be doing if you were not in the food industry?
Probably a lawyer.
> What is the most unusual thing you have eaten?
It would be belut (eel) in Kelantan. Wearing only a shirt and a batik skirt, I had to catch the eel from the rice fields which was really muddy and disgusting. Then I had to cut it up before cooking it. There was so much blood.
> What is the biggest challenge in your job?
It is coming up with a recipe. We don’t show people what we learn in culinary school but what they can cook on a daily basis at home.
> What/where would be your dream posting as a chef?
I dream of having my own show in the Food Network.
> What is your favourite recipe?
My mum’s chicken curry.
> How do you normally spend your Sundays?
I wish I could say laze around, but I am busy with work. I can’t even remember the last time I had a lazy Sunday. But if I had a free Sunday, I would spend time with my family.