Alumni Authors


the tropical kitchen

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of 
North American-based alumni.

Our July 2021 book is "The Tropical Kitchen: Healthy and Vegan Food From the Islands"
by Melania Edwards (Hertford, 2006).

Melania Edwards is the Founder of The Tropical Kitchen, where she’s on a mission to elevate Indonesian culture and cuisine globally. The Tropical Kitchen cookbook is a collection of simple yet delicious recipes, all healthy, plant-based, and inspired by the cuisine of Indonesia. It’s the world’s first plant-based Indonesian cookbook and an exciting range of products will be launching this summer. Melania is half-Indonesian and half-British, and a strong advocate for promoting Indonesia as a cultural and burgeoning technology hub. She received her BA and MA in Economics and Management from Oxford University.

You can purchase The Tropical Kitchen: Healthy and Vegan Food From the Islands here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


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