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Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors
Into the Vietnamese Kitchen
Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580086659
An intimate collection of more than 175 of the finest Vietnamese recipes.

When author Andrea Nguyen's family was airlifted out of Saigon in 1975, one of the few belongings that her mother hurriedly packed for the journey was her small orange notebook of recipes. Thirty years later, Nguyen has written her own intimate collection of recipes, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, an ambitious debut cookbook that chronicles the food traditions of her native country.

Robustly flavored yet delicate, sophisticated yet simple, the recipes include steamy pho noodle soups infused with the aromas of fresh herbs and lime; rich clay-pot preparations of catfish, chicken, and pork; classic b nh m sandwiches; and an array of Vietnamese charcuterie. Nguyen helps readers shop for essential ingredients, master core cooking techniques, and prepare and serve satisfying meals, whether for two on a weeknight or 12 on a weekend.
Ani's Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes
Ani's Raw Food Asia
Easy East-West Fusion Recipes
Paperback      ISBN: 0738214574

You've been to her kitchen, enjoyed her desserts, and mastered the essentials; now go with raw food goddess Ani Phyo back to her roots for the first ever Asian raw food cookbook. Along with recipes from Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and Hawaii and background information on traditional dishes, Ani's Raw Food Asia also offers essential tips on green living, well-being, longevity, fitness, beauty, and entertaining as inspired by a healthy Asian lifestyle.

Recipes include: Mixed Vegetable Skewers with Almond-Butter Sauce, Creamed Curry Saag, Vegetable Tempura with Orange Lemongrass Dipping Sauce, Marinated Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings, Corn Fritters with a Hot and Sour Cucumber Dipping Sauce, Dosas, Moo Shoo Vegetables, and more.

The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook
The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0671509934

An essential resource in the American kitchen and a classic for nearly four decades, this is the definitive Chinese cookbook, perfect for cooks at every level.

Here is the largest, most comprehensive Chinese cookbook ever published for the Western world. A Tastemaker Award winner, Gloria Bley Miller distills centuries of Chinese recipes and techniques into concise and easy-to-follow directions that will enable any cook to produce dishes that please the eye, delight the palate, and suit the budget.

With verve and wit, Miller tells you how to prepare everything from egg drop soup and drunken pork to sizzling rice and delicate wontons. There are 150 recipes for chicken alone, plus dozens of variations on pork dishes, vegetables, and noodles, as well as other Chinese favorites. Using Miller's recipes, ordinary meat and seafood become delicacies, while vegetables retain their color and texture. And Miller's delicious recipes are splendidly high in nutrients and low in calories.

The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook contains everything the cook needs to know about Chinese cooking, including how to:

-Use special Chinese cooking techniques such as steaming and stir-frying

-Create unique seasonings and sauces

-Substitute hard-to-find ingredients with those available in any supermarket

-Plan menus suited to every time constraint, budget, and occasion

The classic Chinese cookbook, this is the only book you'll ever need to master one of the world's greatest and most versatile cuisines.
Japanese Home Cooking
Japanese Home Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1770856064

In Japanese Home Cooking, the techniques and ingredients of Japanese cuisine are explained clearly, thanks in great part to the many step-by-step photos. It omits nothing, from cooking rice to dressing a Japanese table.

The book is the ideal guide for cooks new to Japanese cuisine, as well as those with experience. Features include:

  • Japan's approach to food
  • Step-by-step photographs for all recipes that require more than the most basic skills
  • Final dish presentation
  • Technique and important detail, such as slicing fish and vegetables in the traditional Japanese manner
  • Dashi stock base, symbol of Japanese cooking
  • Notes on the history of Japanese regional cooking and the influence of foreigners
  • The Japanese table.

Japanese Home Cooking has six sections with more than 90 recipes plus variations for everyday dishes and for gourmet cuisine for special occasions.

Examples of the recipes are:

  • Starters: Cucumber and wakame Sunomono; Prawns with pickled egg and kimi-zu
  • Bowls and Soups: Red miso soup with clams asa ri; Clear soup dumpling and crab wakame
  • Vegetables and Tofu: Pumpkin in chicken broth soboro; Seaweed hijiki; Sweet daikon with miso
  • Fried and Grilled: Teriyaki salmon; Breaded shrimp tonkatsu; Tamago-yaki omelette
  • Rice and Noodles: Rice with five favors; Asa-zuke of cabbage, cucumber, carrots and Brussels sprouts; Yakisoba fried noodles
  • Sweets: Soy milk creme caramel; Hortensia cake; Ukishima (floating island).

For hard-to-find ingredients, the book includes a resource section and tips on generally available substitutions.

Sri Lanka: The Cookbook
Sri Lanka
The Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0711238588
Feather-light hoppers, fiery sambols, subtly spiced curries and unique ‘vada’ (fried snacks) come together in this definitive collection of Sri Lanka’s most authentic and vibrant recipes. As Sri Lanka is being rediscovered a travel destination, its varied cuisine is also under the spotlight. As well as absorbing influences from India, the Middle East, Far East Asia and myriad European invaders, the small island also has strong Singhalese and Tamil cooking traditions and this cookbook brings these styles together to showcase the best of the country’s culinary heritage. Dig into 100 recipes that celebrate the island’s wonderful ingredients, from okra and jackfruit to coconut and chillies, and explore its culture through original travel photography of the country, its kitchens and its people.
Bombay Lunchbox
Bombay Lunchbox
Hardcover      ISBN: 0711233837

A Spicy Paneer Cheese Toastie with Mango Chutney, some Chickpea Dokla (bite-sized snacks tempered with toasted coconut and mustard seeds), or perhaps some Carrot and Pistachi Halwa, a sweet and sticky afternoon pick-me-up, washed down with NimboboPani (a sweet and salty refreshing lime soda; the recipes in Bombay Lunchbox have exotic names with flavors to match.

Pimp My Noodles: Turn Instant Noodles and Ramen Into Fabulous Feasts
Pimp My Noodles
Turn Instant Noodles and Ramen Into Fabulous Feasts
Hardcover      ISBN: 1784881236

When you want a feast in a flash, noodles are the obvious choice - quick, filling and utterly delicious. Pimp My Noodles shows you how, with just a few extra minutes and ingredients, you can elevate this cupboard staple to a level you never thought possible. With over 50 imaginative noodle upgrades, this book is the ultimate guide to instant gourmet dishes Transport yourself to Italy in minutes with the Cacio e Pepe noodles, impress your friends with the Chicken Ramen with Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Ginger Butter, spice it up with the Sriracha Caramelized Pork Noodle Soup, reinvent a classic with the amazing Ramac and Cheese, or indulge yourself with the ultimate hangover cure, the Ramen Burger. Noodles just got pimped

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."
  • Quick and Easy Thai: 70 Everyday Recipes
    Quick and Easy Thai
    70 Everyday Recipes
    Paperback      ISBN: 0811837319

    Now busy home cooks can bring the fantastic flavors of Thai cuisine into the kitchen with a simple trip to the grocery store. Nancie McDermott, experienced cook, teacher, and author of the best-selling cookbook Real Thai, presents this collection of 70 delicious recipes that focus on easy-to-find ingredients and quick cooking methods to whip up traditional Thai. With recipes like Crying Tiger Grilled Beef, Grilled Shrimp and Scallops with Lemongrass, Sticky Rice with Mangoes, and Thai Iced Tea, along with McDermott's highly practical array of shortcuts, substitutions, and timesaving techniques, anyone can prepare home-cooked authentic Thai meals -- as often as they like.

    The Dumpling Cookbook
    The Dumpling Cookbook
    Paperback      ISBN: 0911104852

    Maria Polushkin presents a unique collection of dumpling recipes she's gathered from all over the world.