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The Real Food of China
The Real Food of China
Hardcover      ISBN: 1742705308

The Real Food of China is the definitive guide to home-style Chinese cuisine. It is inspired by the authors' personal travels to China and the realization that what is commonly perceived as "Chinese food" in the Western world, is only part of the story. While there is a growing appreciation of regional Chinese food in larger cities outside China, a lot of authentic regional cuisine still goes uncelebrated in Chinese restaurants around the world.

This book captures the essence of simple home cooking and the wide variety of food that changes from region to region. Chapters are broken down into food categories including Cold Dishes, Soups and Hotpots, Dumplings, Breads and Noodles, Pork, Chicken, Fish, Vegetables and Desserts. Dishes include fermented foods from Shaoxing, smoked pork from Hunan, Hakka food from Meizhou, Muslim street fare from Xi'an, fresh river fish from Jiangxi province, fish dumplings and flat breads cooked over stones from Shandong and bowls of fresh, steaming, soft tofu slathered in chilli and peppercorns from Sichuan villages.

Captured with stunning location photography from each of the visited regions as well as beautiful food photography throughout, The Real Food of China brings a small glimpse of the gutsy, earthy, everyday side of Chinese cooking to light. Food that is incredibly diverse, simple to prepare, full of flavor, and based on seasonal produce and easily procured dry goods.

The Real Food of China will change everything you previously thought about traditional Chinese cuisine.
Wild, Wild East: Recipes & Stories from Vietnam
Wild, Wild East
Recipes & Stories from Vietnam
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764161490

The world is discovering Vietnamese food, and it's a happy discovery indeed Wild, Wild East is the creation of chef Bobby Chin, Hanoi's enfant terrible and renowned master of Vietnamese cuisine. He characterizes Vietnamese food as having fresh, clean flavors, and as being light, healthy, and diverse. More than a recipe book, Wild, Wild East is the author's authentic guide to Vietnamese food as it is prepared and enjoyed today. Combining his lively text with Jason Lowe's striking color photos of Vietnam's markets, kitchens, people, and foods, Bobby Chin starts out with instructions for preparing Vietnamese sauces, garnishes, and dips. Next, he provides recipes for a host of exotic and delectable dishes that include--

  • Minced Prawns on Sugar Cane
  • Chicken Wings Cooked in Caramel Sauce and Ginger
  • Braised Banana Blossoms
  • Meat, Crab, and Grapefruit Salad
  • Shrimp and Pork Crepe
  • Stir-fried Noodles and Beef
  • Pan Roasted Salmon and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes . . . and many, many more

    Also included are delightful salads and special Vietnamese desserts that the author calls Sweet Sensations. This entertaining and informative book features approximately 100 recipes for exotically delicious dishes and 200 color photos.
    (Sidebar)
    From the Book's Foreword by renowned chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain
    "Bobby Chinn, chef, long time resident of Southeast Asia, television personality, hustler, International Man of Mystery, and now author, is the first guy you want to know in Hanoi if you want to find where to get the good stuff to eat, how to make it, and why it's made that way. . . . what Bobby doesn't know about Southeast Asian food is not worth knowing."
  • Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking: A Cookbook
    Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking
    A Cookbook
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1101874864

    No one knows Indian food like Madhur Jaffrey. For more than forty years, the "godmother of Indian cooking" (The Independent on Sunday) has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland. Now, in Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking, the seven-time James Beard Award-winning author shares the delectable, healthful, vegetable- and grain-based foods enjoyed around the Indian subcontinent.

    Vegetarian cooking is a way of life for more than 300 million Indians. Jaffrey travels from north to south, and from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal, collecting recipes for the very tastiest dishes along the way. She visits the homes and businesses of shopkeepers, writers, designers, farmers, doctors, weavers, and more, gathering their stories and uncovering the secrets of their most delicious family specialties. From a sweet, sour, hot, salty Kodava Mushroom Curry with Coconut originating in the forested regions of South Karnataka to simple, crisp Okra Fries dusted with chili powder, turmeric, and chickpea flour; and from Stir-Fried Spinach, Andhra Style (with ginger, coriander, and cumin) to the mung bean pancakes she snacks on at a roadside stand, here Jaffrey brings together the very best of vegetable-centric Indian cuisine and explains how home cooks can easily replicate these dishes--and many more for beans, grains, and breads--in their own kitchens.

    With more than two hundred recipes, beautifully illustrated throughout, and including personal photographs from Jaffrey's own travels, Vegetarian India is a kitchen essential for vegetable enthusiasts and home cooks everywhere.
    Quick & Easy Thai
    Quick & Easy Thai
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0714873225

    100 authentic Thai recipes that can be prepared simply in thirty minutes or fewer by home cooks of all levels

    The food of Thailand is renowned the world over for its distinctive blend of hot, sour, sweet, and salty flavours. With Thai restaurants emerging in towns and cities all over the world at an astonishing rate, this is the perfect time to start cooking classic and authentic Thai food at home. This book proves it can be both quick and easy to do just that.

    The 100 recipes in Quick and Easy Thai Recipes, all of which have been selected and adapted from Phaidon's national cuisine cookbook, Thailand: The Cookbook, form the ultimate collection of authentic and approachable recipes for home cooks of all levels.

    Asian Wraps: Deliciously Easy Hand Held Bundles to Stuff, Wrap and Relish
    Asian Wraps
    Deliciously Easy Hand Held Bundles to Stuff, Wrap and Relish
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0688163009

    In this beautifully photographed full-color book, Nina Simonds shares her culinary expertise in more than seventy-five delicious recipes for all manners of wrapped Asian delicacies. Throw away those forks and knives and dig into these fresh and flavorful wraps, stuffed with everything from succulent, plump shrimp glazed with vibrant sweet-and-sour sauce to fragrant curried coconut chicken. "Asian Wraps" is a delightful exploration into the varied flavors of Asia, from small enticing tastes of Bite-Size Wraps and the delightful crunch of Salads in a Wrap to satisfying Entree Wraps and cutting-edge New Asian Wraps.

    Nina Simonds tempts us with her inspiring and fabulous creations, such as Flaky Curried Turnovers, Lemony Thai Salad Packages, delectable Seared Garlic Beef with Roasted Rainbow Peppers, Barbecued Halibut with Cilantro Pesto, and Singapore Noodles in Napa Leaves. "Asian Wraps" wouldn't be complete without suggestions for a variety of wrappers, whether store-bought--leafy greens, pita bread, tortillas, and nori; or homemade--Mandarin Pancakes, Steamed Lotus Buns, and Baked Indian Flatbread. "Asian Wraps" is sure to make eating a tasty and handy experience

    The Indian Family Kitchen: Classic Dishes for a New Generation: A Cookbook
    The Indian Family Kitchen: Classic Dishes for a New Generation
    A Cookbook
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0804188262

    A fresh and friendly introduction to South Asian cuisine, The Indian Family Kitchen reflects how we cook today with seasonal and vegetable-forward recipes. This striking cookbook shows how to coax flavor out of your favorite foods by adding Indian spices: rub butternut squash with garam masala before roasting with salty feta and sun-dried tomatoes; marinate chicken wings in a punchy tandoori sauce; and brighten up a quinoa salad with ginger and cumin.

    You'll also find classics refined over the years by the granddaughter of the family that brough Patak's sauces and chutneys to households around the world. Throughout, The Indian Family Kitchen demystifies traditional cooking methods with kitchen shortcuts and the spices you should always have on hand--for delicious family meals that'll be loved by generation upon generation.
    Secrets from a Chinese Kitchen
    Secrets from a Chinese Kitchen
    Paperback      ISBN: 186205620x

    Secrets from a Chinese Kitchen presents exquisite and authentic Chinese recipes in a collection that stands out for its variety and balance, its requirements for fresh ingredients and essential methods for making the most of the qualities of those ingredients to enhance their flavour. Potential pitfalls are explained with the secrets for avoiding them, learnt by the authors from their famous father Ken Lo and from years of their own experience passed down within the family. Regional dishes are described simply and linked to evocative notes on travel throughout China; healthy as well as traditional aspects have been incorporated. Every aspect of the Chinese cuisine is explored through over 100 recipes, including the delicious Crispy Five Spice Chicken Legs and the aromatic Dry Tossed Chilli Prawns.

    Sameen Rushdie's Indian Cookery
    Sameen Rushdie's Indian Cookery
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1250102812

    Drawing together the traditional recipes from different Indian cuisines, Sameen Rushdie's invitation to share in the pleasures of Indian cookery is irresistible.

    In Hindustani a good cook is one that 'has special taste in their hands', and the author demonstrates her skill, knowledge and love of the food that is prepared and eaten in homes, bazaars and eating houses of the subcontinent. Bearing the needs of the modern cook firmly in mind, she explains her recipes in full, where the dishes originate, how to use spices, how to balance flavor, color and texture and offers suggestions for menus.

    Sameen offers a marvelous array of meat, poultry and fish dishes, together with vegetable creations which will give heart to cooks at the end of their vegetarian repertoire. She explains where to find fresh ingredients and how to store, prepare and use them, and makes it clear which recipes are most suitable for the end of a busy day. She takes up the cause of the potato with some sumptuous suggestions, describes the intrinsic part daals play in an Indian meal, gives tips for cooking chawal (rice) in pullao and biryani dishes and provides recipes for chapattis, parathas and pooris.

    There is an excellent introduction to spices; which explains their traditional groupings as well as their medicinal value, and a section on relishes, raitas and chutneys. Meethay--or sweet things--hold a special place in Indian cuisine and recipes for these from the elaborate to the simple are included. There is also a discussion of hot and cold drinks.

    Whatever your degree of experience in the kitchen, Sameen Rushdie offers not only clearly laid-out recipes, but a grasp of the actual thinking behind different cooking methods. Her menu plans and ideas about color, textures and flavors are a delight, and a meal prepared under engaging instruction will be a revelation to all who enjoy Indian cookery.

    Covering meat, poultry, and fish, as well as vegetables, chutneys, relishes and sweet dishes, Sameen Rushdie's book will be a revelation to all those who enjoy Indian cookery.

    The Sushi Lover's Cookbook: Easy-to-Prepare Sushi for Every Occasion
    The Sushi Lover's Cookbook
    Easy-to-Prepare Sushi for Every Occasion
    Hardcover      ISBN: 4805309156
    The Sushi Lover's Cookbook is sure to fire the imagination of the beginner sushi cook and to stoke the passions of the experienced cook who had thought they'd tried everything. People who are fanatic about their sushi will find much to love in this exquisitely illustrated cookbook, which features traditional favorite sushi recipes—such as Inside-Out Rolls, Nigiri Sushi, Hand Rolls, Inari Sushi (Tofu Pouches)—as well as exciting new recipes with international flair.

    In an accessible and friendly tone, Japanese cooking expert Yumi Umemura leads you through 85 easy recipes combining sushi rice—the key to authentic sushi—with ingredients that range from time-honored favorites to more recently popular ingredients such as avocados and smoked salmon. Many recipes reflect sushi's worldwide popularity—incorporating the diverse tastes of Thai fish sauce or French ratatouille and atypical (and yes, cooked!) sushi ingredients such as roast beef, chicken or sun-dried tomatoes.

    Whether you're making the classic thick rolls or thin rolls, or experimenting with one of the author's fun and easy-to-make sushi inventions such as ball or pizza sushi, you will enjoy using and being inspired by this beautiful cookbook.
    India!: Recipes from the Bollywood Kitchen
    India!
    Recipes from the Bollywood Kitchen
    Hardcover      ISBN: 3848009943

    This cookbook is as colorful as the Indian culture itself and offers a variety of basic Indian recipes: from spicy dals and exotic curries to delicious tandoories. Food blogger Sandra Salmandjee presents more than sixty authentic Indian dishes that take you on a culinary journey through the Indian subcontinent. Numerous recipes with meat and fish, rice and lentils, as well as different kinds of vegetables will add just the right portion of spice onto your plate.

    The first couple of chapters present a short introduction to all the utensils and ingredients you will need. When taking your first steps in Indian cooking, there are a few recipes that should be mastered. Rice is of course the cornerstone of any Indian feast. After quickly learning the baby steps, you are ready for the spices. According to the author, anywhere between two and five spices are often used in one dish. From curry, garlic, and ginger pastes, to paneer cheese, you will find each creation clearly described. Comparing an Indian meal with a Western one is difficult, as the concept of starter-main-dessert does not really exist in India. Hence, the futher chapters deal with snacking, meat and fish, rice and lentils, vegetarian dishes and desserts and drinks. Whether it is lamb kebabs with ginger and cilantro you are after, or a potato, cauliflower, and pea curry, there is something for every taste and occasion. With easy to follow steps and enticing photos, this beautiful book is perfect for anyone yearning for a gourmet journey to discover the very best Indian recipes.