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Contributor and Freelance Pieces

"Eating kiri bath for Sinhalese New Year is the auspicious ritual I never skip - here's how to make it," Story by Yasmin Seneviratne, Recipe by Ruwanmali Samarakoon, CBC Life (April 2023) 

"Sri Lankan Food Is Beautiful—And Bookworthy; When I couldn’t find a Sri Lankan cookbook published in Canada, I wrote one myself," by Ruwanmali Samarakoon, Chatelaine Magazine (May/June 2022) 

"Game Changers: Superior Spices; Orange-Cardamom Butter Cakes with Rose Water Icing," Recipe by Ruwanmali Samarakoon, Food & Wine (July Issue 2021)

"In the Shade of the Tamarind Trees," by Ruwanmali Samarakoon, The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka (Aug 2020)

Notable Mentions

"What's your go-to comfort food? We asked Seattle area Cookbook authors," Jackie Varriano, The Seattle Times (5 Jan 2023)
"Add these spice techniques to your kitchen repertoire — plus this essential recipe for roasted curry powder," Patricia Karounos, Toronto Star (09 Dec 2021)

"Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Cookbooks Representing Cuisines from Around the Globe," Michele Herrmann, Forbes (May 2021)

"The best cookbooks of 2020," Laura Brehaut, National Post (18 Dec 2020)

"The 11 best new food books to add to your collection," Bill Addison, LA Times (3 Dec 2020)

"Fall Cookbook Preview: The 39 Books We Want to Cook from Now," Lauren Joseph, Epicurious (14 Sept 2020)

Interviews & Reviews

"Comforting Sri Lankan recipes made with Everyday Ingredients," Your Morning with Anne-Marie Mediwake, CTV (27 May 2021)
"Spice Up Your Life with Sri Lankan Cooking with Ruwanmali Samarakoon-Amunugama,"  Nerd Nite in Vancouver (S2E9, May, 2021)
"2020 Holiday Gift Guide,"  Gabe Guarente, Eater Seattle (December, 2020)
"Eric Akis: Comfort food from Sri Lankan hill country," Times Colonist (15 Nov 2020)

"Variety Pack; Episode 26," Eat North with Dan Clapson (29 Oct 2020)

"Ruwanmali Samarakoon-Amunugama's Beetroot Curry," Dan Clapson, Eat North (25 Oct 2020)

​"Cook this: Fancy yellow rice — kaha bath — from Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves," Laura Brehaut, The Vancouver Sun (22 Oct 2020)

"Cook this: Chicken curry — kukul mas curry — from Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves," Laura Brehaut, The Vancouver Sun (21 Oct 2020)
Book Launch: In Conversation with Lauren Joseph of Epicurious, Touchwood Editions (Video, 21 Oct 2020)
"Cook this: Cashew nut curry - kadju maluwa - from Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves," Laura Brehaut, The National Post (20 Oct 2020)
"Flavours of Love; Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves explores the heart of Sri Lankan cooking," Laura Brehaut, The National Post

(print version 17 Oct 2020, online version 23 Oct 2020)

"14 new cookbooks to inspire your fall kitchen adventures," Julie Van Rosendaal, Globe and Mail (07 Oct 2020)
"To a time when food was cooked with a lot of thought and love," Renuka Sadanandan, The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka (18 Oct 2020)

​"Mercer Island cookbook author brings the flavors and spices of Sri Lanka to the Pacific Northwest,"  The Seattle Times, Tan Vinh (15 Oct 2020)


Cooking at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt​​

"CFB Esquimalt puts multiculturalism in the spotlight for Food Diversity Week," CTV News Vancouver Island (27 Oct 2020)

"Sri Lankan Cuisine Celebrated During Food Diversity Week at CFB Esquimalt," YAM magazine (27 Oct 2020)

"Cooks at CFB Esquimalt get lessons in traditional Sri Lankan cooking as part of food diversity week," Rohit Joseph, All Points West with Kathryn Marlow, CBC Radio (26 Oct 2020)

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