Vasanthi DuraiappahVasanthi Duraiappah is Malaysian born and currently lives with her husband and two children in Australia. The significant motivator for writing this book was to raise funds for research in to childhood cancers such as leukaemia. 

The present book, The Melting Pot – Asian Gems, is dedicated to the memory of Kethan who lost his battle with Leukaemia, after battling it for seven and a half years, at the age of 12 in 2013.  He was a tenacious boy with a creative soul who despite leaving us in person will forever stay with us in spirit.

Vasanthi’s passion is cooking, which has led to the publishing of this cookbook, to share with others her Malaysian Ceylonese heritage and recipes, together with those of other countries important to Vasanthi.


All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to fund research into childhood cancers such as Leukaemia.