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Jakarta Post

Farah Quinn: A high passion for cooking

  • Tifa Asrianti


JAKARTA   /   Sun, March 29 2009   /  03:29 pm

Cooking has been Farah Fauzan Quinn's passion since she was in the first grade. She would join her mother in cooking classes and mixed eggs with flour. She started with making watermelon-shaped jelly cakes. She pursued her passion when she went to the United States for a homestay program at the age of 16. At first, she had culture shock because the high school system is different from the one applied in Indonesia. She also experienced funny mishaps due to misunderstandings and mispronouncing the language. "For example, when I was in the class, I wanted to borrow an eraser from my classmate. I said, "Hey Joe, may I borrow your rubber?" Rubber means condom. So they all stared at me," Farah said, laughing. Besides overcoming the language barrier, she also had to cope with food. The first year was hard for her because she had to eat American or Eur...