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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."
  • Martin Yan's China
    Martin Yan's China
    Paperback      ISBN: 0811863964

    The world's foremost expert on Chinese cooking is back with a brand-new cookbook to whet the appetite of anyone who's ever picked up a pair of chopsticks. As the companion volume to the PBS series, Martin Yan's China brings the ancient country's beauty to the table with gorgeous dishes, breathtaking photographs, and fascinating information about the food, history, and culture of China. Just in time for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Yan is poised to charm and entice a new generation of readers with his expert knowledge of Chinese traditions and his flair for Asian cuisine. As always, Yan's 100 recipes introduce new flavors and techniques to the kitchen, yet are simple enough for any home cook to effortlessly embark on a culinary journey through China.

    Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches
    Yum-Yum Bento Box
    Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1594744475
    This book makes creating colorful, cute, and tasty Japanese-style lunches easy and fun

    Learn how to craft your favorite foods into a variety of shapes--from caterpillars, cars, and puppy dogs to pretty flowers, princesses, and kitty cats to make the yummy, healthy lunches that are all the rage in Japan. Featuring chapters on Cuties & Critters, Fairy-Tale Friends, and Special Day Treats, plus a handy shopping guide, easy recipes for mini snacks, general tips and tricks, and so much more, Yum-Yum Bento Box is the perfect guide for beginner bento makers and expert chefs alike. Stop wasting money on pre-packaged lunches--and start making beautiful, healthy bentos

    Includes:
    - An introduction to Japanese Lunches
    - Packing a Bento Box
    - Bento Boxes, Tools, And Accessories
    - Ingredients
    - Cuties & Critters
    - Fairy-Tale Friends
    - Special-Day Treats
    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.

    Simply Thai Cooking
    Simply Thai Cooking
    3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0778802825

    The perennial bestseller is back with a new look.

    The first two editions of Simply Thai Cooking have sold over 100,000 copies, and it's not hard to see why. Thai cooking is exhilarating, it's exotic -- and it's easier to make than ever before. The exciting, flavorful ingredients can be found everywhere, and nothing else so magically combines the savory with the sweet, the tart with the spicy.

    These easy-to-follow recipes for a wide range of Thai standards are virtually foolproof and taste deliciously authentic. In addition to a new cover treatment, this new edition features 16 new color photographs of this wonderfully enticing cuisine.

    All the favorites are back:

    • Thai cold spring rolls
    • Chicken satay
    • Lemongrass-shrimp soup
    • Thai hot and sour soup
    • Green papaya salad
    • Glass noodle salad
    • Pad thai
    • Coconut noodles with chicken and shrimp
    • Thai beef curry
    • Marinated grilled beef
    • Roast duck in red curry
    • Pork with red chili sauce
    • Shrimp in spicy coconut milk.

    Most of these amazing recipes can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, and helpful hints on the essentials of Thai cuisine will appeal to beginner and experienced home cooks alike.

    Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
    Japanese Soul Cooking
    Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1607743523
    A collection of more than 100 recipes that introduces Japanese comfort food to American home cooks, exploring new ingredients, techniques, and the surprising origins of popular dishes like gyoza and tempura.

    Move over, sushi. It's time for gyoza, curry, tonkatsu, and furai. These icons of Japanese comfort food cooking are the hearty, flavor-packed, craveable dishes you'll find in every kitchen and street corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Japan.

    In Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat introduce you to this irresistible, homey style of cooking. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, including ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Other, lesser known Japanese classics, such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms will instantly become standards in your kitchen as well. With foolproof instructions and step-by-step photographs, you'll soon be knocking out chahan fried rice, mentaiko spaghetti, saikoro steak, and more for friends and family.

    Ono and Salat's fascinating exploration of the surprising origins and global influences behind popular dishes is accompanied by rich location photography that captures the energy and essence of this food in everyday life, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.
    The Korean Kimchi Cookbook: 78 Fiery Recipes for Korea's Legendary Pickled and Fermented Vegetables
    The Korean Kimchi Cookbook
    78 Fiery Recipes for Korea's Legendary Pickled and Fermented Vegetables
    Paperback      ISBN: 0804848602
    Kimchi is the newest star on the Asian culinary stage. These kimchi recipes are an appetizing way to add more vegetables with probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes to your healthy diet.

    This delicious Korean superfood is tasty in a surprisingly tangy, spicy, and pungent way The Korean Kimchi Cookbook is the first Korean cookbook in English to present Korean kimchi recipes in so many different forms. Learn about the alchemy of vegetable fermentation and its health benefits, which include healthy digestion, anti-aging results, lower cholesterol, and a stronger immune system.

    The Korean Kimchi Cookbook features the extensive history and background information about Korean cuisine and the country's fascinating culture, and is perfect for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike

    There are 78 flavorful and easy-to-prepare recipes organized by season, including:
    • Fresh Oyster Kimchi
    • Swiss Chard Kimchi
    • Fresh Ginger Pickles
    • Traditional Cabbage Kimchi
    This latest edition has been rewritten to make instructions more accessible for the home cook, with all spices, condiments, and vegetables easily found in any Western supermarket. Plus, all recipes are easy enough for anyone new to the world of fermentation--the combinations and possibilities are endless

    The recipes in this Korean cookbook represent what good food is about: health, quality, simplicity, and the balance of texture and flavor. Become a part of an ancient Korean tradition passed down through the years with The Korean Kimchi Cookbook
    Everybody Loves Ramen: Recipes, Stories, Games, and Fun Facts about the Noodles You Love
    Everybody Loves Ramen
    Recipes, Stories, Games, and Fun Facts about the Noodles You Love
    Paperback      ISBN: 144947893x

    Everybody Loves Ramen is the perfect gift for a high school graduate, college student, single friend living on a tight budget, or anyone who remembers the days when a package of ramen was haute cuisine.

    As a college student, Eric Hites learned just how far he could stretch a dollar by combining a package of ramen noodles with some odd ingredients out of his nearly bare kitchen cupboards and a little imagination. Living on a tight budget, Hites and his friends spent many nights of fun, laughter, and experimentation figuring out how they could concoct original, cheap yet tasty meals from the only food they could truly afford: ramen noodles.

    It later occurred to Hites that he should collect and compile the recipes he and his friends had had so much fun inventing. Everybody Loves Ramen is filled with 50 innovative recipes-from Stroganoff Ramen Style to Easy Cheezy Ramen to Elvis's Fav' Gravy Ramen-as well as "ramen factoids," funny stories, games, and puzzles all related to our favorite low-cost snack food.

    Told in a humorous style, Everybody Loves Ramen is both a cookbook and a book of fun.
    Flowers and Wagashi: Traditional Japanese Confections
    Flowers and Wagashi
    Traditional Japanese Confections
    Paperback      SKU: 1199278149

    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.

    Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America's Most Famous Underground Restaurant
    Adventures in Starry Kitchen
    88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America's Most Famous Underground Restaurant
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0062438549

    The behind-the-scenes story of America's most famous underground restaurant, featuring more than eighty-eight deceptively simple and unbelievably delicious pan-Asian recipes and dozens of luscious full color photos.

    In 2008, as the American economy cratered, newly unemployed Nguyen Tran and his newly unemployed wife-to-be, Thi, opened an off-the-grid eatery in their small Los Angeles studio apartment. Word of their fabulous food quickly spread, turning their culinary speakeasy, Starry Kitchen, into an underground sensation--and the #1 Asian fusion restaurant in L.A. on Yelp.

    Threatened by the city's health inspector, Nguyen and Thi transformed Starry Kitchen into an acclaimed and wildly popular pop-up restaurant in a downtown sushi joint. But their success was only beginning. As their clientele exploded, thanks to raves in the Los Angeles Times, Nguyen and Thi moved to a bigger space of their own in Chinatown, where they helped make the neighborhood the epicenter of L.A.'s burgeoning food scene.

    Adventures in Starry Kitchen chronicles Starry Kitchen's DIY evolution--this beautiful accident gone right--the mayhem, mishaps, misdemeanors, milestones, and amazing meals that have contributed to (and nearly derailed) its success. As they tell their story, the Trans share more than eighty-eight easy-to-follow pan-Asian recipes--mouthwatering and flavorful comfort cuisine, including Claypot Striped Bass, Buttermilk Beer Beignets, Singaporean Chili Crab, Double-Fried Chicken Wings and, of course, Starry Kitchen's trademark Crispy Tofu Balls.

    Whether you're cooking for two, four, or sixty, Adventures in Starry Kitchen demonstrates you don't have to be a desperately hip (or even trained) chef to master sensational modern food that will amaze and delight.