the story books by marcel malier. apparently the girl's name is martine (or debbie?), but we indonesians know her as tini.
this particular book got me started cooking. like, literally. i remember i was six or seven and i still needed a stool to reach for our stove. my first recipe was pancake. and i made too much that my mom used the leftover dough to fry some bananas. ah, good old days. i thank eugeniagina's post that brings back the memory and certainly my mom for letting me explore in the kitchen.