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As much as Singapore celebrates gastronomic greats such as Gordon Ramsey, we should never neglect the artistry that happens in our own kitchens. My mother, in fact, is someone who’s created magic in the kitchen since she was 14. While aspiring chefs covet stints at establishments such as The Fat Duck, elBulli or Noma, my mother learnt the ropes under the tutelage of her father, Othman Yaacob. In her own words, my mother shares with us her time in the kitchen. I was born in 1960, the second child of Malay immigrants from Malacca. My father moved to Singapore to…