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.
Now, anyone can go from sushi novice to sushi samurai--slicing, filleting, and making rolls like a masterNever before have the techniques of this most popular Asian cuisine been as attractively presented, as easy to follow, and as temptingly photographed as they are in this beginner's guide. With the help of an unbelievable number of close-up photos, expert Aya Imatani virtually takes would-be chefs by the hand, leading them through every delectable step of the process. She discusses all the tools, foods, and paraphernalia; lays out the methods for making vinegars and sauces; and demonstrates how to make sashimi creations so special they aren't even found in many sushi bars. The menu of sushi recipes is expansive, encompassing hosomaki, saimaki, and all-vegetarian varieties. You will even learn all the right Japanese names for each dish. And everything seems wonderfully doable. The big finish: Aya's specials, the kind of dishes you'll never find in sushi bars--such as Sushi Cake (Chicken &Teriyaki) and Temarizushi (made of tuna, salmon, and avocado)--but that a Japanese mother or grandmother would make for her own family.
- An introduction to Japanese Lunches
- Packing a Bento Box
- Bento Boxes, Tools, And Accessories
- Cuties & Critters
- Fairy-Tale Friends
- Special-Day Treats
8vo, 47 pgs. Bound in illustrated pink wraps. Text is clean thorughout. Wraps lightly dust soiled from shelfwear. A smudge and small chip appear in front wrap from a sticker. Otherwise a nice copy.
A cookbook all about the iconic Japanese noodle soup--and current hipster obsession--ramen.Ramen--a classic Japanese soup, usually made with wheat noodles and served in a slow-cooked beef or pork broth with various toppings--has become a cultlike food adored by fans across the world for its nourishing, hearty, and comforting nature. Ramen-topia shows you how to make the world's best ramen (with plenty of variations) in your own home. Not to be confused with that other ramen--two-minute microwavable noodles from a packet adored by students--the ramen in Ramen-topia is the unprocessed, original Japanese comfort food. Chapters cover the four main types of ramen--tonkotsu, shoyu, miso, and shio--as well as making toppings, noodles, and broths from scratch. With classic, well-loved recipes and more modern adaptions--including curry ramen, no-stock ramen, ramen made with vegan stock, as well as making gluten-free noodles from scratch--this book has all tastes covered.
Madhur Jaffrey, the world's foremost authority on Indian cooking, shows both expert and novice cooks how to create an enticing Indian meal in just a few quick steps-and all in under 30 minutes. In 60 easy-to follow recipes, Jaffrey shares her secrets for sumptuous curries, fragrant rice dishes, hearty legumes, mouthwatering chutneys and relishes, refreshing drinks, and heavenly desserts. Complete with delectable menu suggestions for both casual family dining and elegant entertaining, filled with helpful notes on creating a well stocked pantry, and illustrated with gorgeous, full color photographs, Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cookinghelps make the fabulous flavors of India a satisfying part of any cook's everyday repertoire.