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MasterChef Contestant & Michelin Star Chef Accused Of Plagiarism From Singaporean Cookbook

today12 October 2021

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Source: The Independent

A recipe book by MasterChef UK veteran Elizabeth Haigh has been withdrawn from circulation after allegations of plagiarism by Singaporean author Sharon Wee.

Elizabeth is a Singaporean born chef who was on the show in 2011 and has since become a public figure for foodies in London.

She won a Michelin star for her work at Pidgin, a restaurant in east London and went on to pursue the restaurants Kaizen House and Mei Mei.

Her book Makan was published in July this year and she claims the book to be a compilation of Singaporean Nonya β€œrecipes that have been handed down through many generations of my family.”

The infamous food writer, Nigella Lawson, caught wind of its publication and said that she β€œwanted to cook everything in the book”. Clearly the book was getting a lot of attention.

Source: The Straits Times

So much attention that Singaporean author Sharon Wee noticed that some of Elizabeth’s recipes were a tad bit too…

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Written by: Quinny Tan