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Rajasthan on a Platter: Healthy, Tasty, Easy
Rajasthan on a Platter
Healthy, Tasty, Easy
Paperback      ISBN: 9385285114

The book presents traditional, easy-to-cook Rajasthani meals and related food recipes, for young homemakers, future chefs and all food connoisseurs. It transfers homegrown knowledge to the young generation and caters to multicultural readership. Each recipe has been combined with supplementary food items to present the concept of a tasty, wholesome and nutritious meal. They focus on a fast-changing society where "snacking" is replacing full sit-down meals and "finger food" and "quick bites" fulfill the purpose of a light dinner. The dishes add plenty of nutritive value to the diet and cater to the eating habits and fast lifestyle of the multi-tasking generation. The select recipes are grouped in five categories cereals, pulses, vegetables, non-vegetarian dishes and special dishes for festivals. Contents: Welcome to Rajasthan and the Local Cuisine (Padharo Mahre Desh); Flavours of Cereals (Zaika Anaj Ka); Wheat; Sadi bati; Churma; Dupper; Missi roti; Gulgule; Lapsi; Daal dhokli; Wheat ghughari; Wheat flour roti; Puri; Plain paratha; Bharwa / aloo paratha; Sabzi paratha; Meetha paratha; Halwa; Doodh dalia; Maize; Maize roti; Makki ka dhokla; Raab; Maize papadi / khichiya; Bhutta pakodi; Bhutta sabzi; Bhutta pulav; Jajaria; Bhutta barfi; Bajra; Bajra kheech; Bajra gudmudia; Bajra khichada; Power of Pulses (Damdaar Daalen;) Mixed daal; Mangodi / badi; Mangodi ki sabzi; Kadhi pakodi; Pakodi sabzi; Besan gatte; Sabut moth; Besan chakki; Vegetables in a Variety (Sabziyan Swaad-bhari); Ratalu sabzi; Bharwa besan mirch; Mirchi bada; Kachha kela chhilka sabzi; Dried vegetables curry; Pach kuta / ker sangri; Meethi dana methi sabzi; Dana methi papad; Lahsan chutney; Papad sabzi; Kachhi haldi ki sabzi; Mirchi ke tapore; Meat, Poultry, Eggs (Maansahaari Zaika); Laal maans; Keema matar; Chicken curry; Egg curry; Fish curry; Fish fry (snack/ starter).

The Best of the Best Rice Cooker Cookbook: 100 No-Fail Recipes for All Kinds of Things That Can Be Made from Start to Finish in Your Rice Cooker
The Best of the Best Rice Cooker Cookbook
100 No-Fail Recipes for All Kinds of Things That Can Be Made from Start to Finish in Your Rice Cooker
Paperback      ISBN: 1558329633
This beautiful book will have you falling in love with your rice cooker as you use it every day for perfect-every-time rice and an incredibly surprising range of other foods.

Rice cookers are ideal for the way we cook today. They are versatile and convenient, with one-button operation and a conveniently small footprint on your kitchen counter--plus, they can be cleaned in a flash when you are done cooking. Rice cookers make foolproof rice and beans, of course; but, as Beth Hensperger shows in this collection of the 100 best recipes from her earlier Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, they cook a whole lot more than you might have thought.

Here are all sorts of grains beyond rice, including quinoa, millet, and couscous, as well as all the popular pulses and legumes. In these pages, you will also find custards, hot cereals, and puddings, which, it turns out, cook up like a dream in the rice cooker. For substantial meals, there are a host of tasty and easy-to-make risottos, pilafs, chilis, stews, and soups, some with meats and some vegetarian.

Unlike the earlier book, this new book has beautiful color photos to inspire you, as you make a heartwarming Sweet Brown Rice with Curry, Carrots, and Raisins; a zippy Fiery Pineapple Rice with Cashews and Cilantro; or a comforting Millet, Squash, and Sweet Pea Pilaf. Never has such a humble and simple-to-use kitchen appliance seemed so powerful and full of promise.
The Healing Cuisine of China: 300 Recipes for Vibrant Health and Longevity
The Healing Cuisine of China
300 Recipes for Vibrant Health and Longevity
Paperback      ISBN: 089281778x

A comprehensive guide to the Chinese art of healing with food

- Provides more than 300 authentic Chinese recipes for curing specific ailments and for promoting happiness and vitality

- Explains the theories behind traditional Chinese beliefs about health and diet and reconciles these beliefs with contemporary Western medical knowledge

- Includes a complete fitness program centered on the popular Chinese qi gong exercises

Through 5,000 years of recorded history the Chinese have developed an unequaled pharmacopoeia of food remedies and have turned this knowledge into a delicious cuisine that is simple to prepare. This cuisine has little in common with the dishes on the menus of many Chinese restaurants--which have sacrificed traditional Chinese principles to appeal to high-fat Western tastes. Instead, it emphasizes all-natural ingredients eaten in season and in the most beneficial combinations.

The Healing Cuisine of China features more than 300 authentic Chinese recipes, ranging from simple preparations to cure specific ailments to traditional longevity banquets. The authors also explain the underlying theories behind traditional Chinese beliefs about health and reconcile these ancient beliefs with Western medical knowledge about bacteria, viruses, and other causes of disease. A complete fitness program, centered on the popular Chinese qi gong exercises, and a questionnaire to help readers discover their individual body requirements make this the most comprehensive guide to the healthy lifestyle of China ever published.
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.

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.

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.

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner
The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook
101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner
Paperback      ISBN: 0804843341
You will absolutely love the 101 Asian recipes in this easy-to-use cookbook.

This engaging cookbook includes dozens upon dozens of full-proof Asian recipes that are quick and easy to do--all in time for tonight's supper The recipes will appeal to Americans' growing interest in Asian cuisines and a taste for foods that range from pot stickers to bulgogi burgers and from satay to summer rolls.

Whether you're hurrying to get a weekday meal on the table for family or entertaining on the weekend, author and blogger (steamykitchen.com) Jaden Hair will walk you through the steps of creating fresh, delicious Asian meals without fuss. In an accessible style and a good splash of humor, Jaden takes the trauma out of preparing "foreign" Asian recipes. With Jaden's guiding hand, you'll find it both simple and fun to recreate Asian flavors in your own kitchen and to share the excitement of fresh Asian food with your family and friends

Asian recipes include:
  • Firecracker Shrimp
  • Pork & Mango Potstickers
  • Quick Vietnamese Chicken Pho
  • Beer Steamed Shrimp with Garlic
  • Korean BBQ-style Burgers
  • Maridel's Chicken Adobo
  • Simple Baby Bok Choy and Snow Peas
  • Chinese Sausage Fried Rice
  • Grilled Bananas with Chocolate and Toasted Coconut Flakes
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.
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.

Street Food Vietnam: Noodles, Salads, Pho, Spring Rolls, Banh Mi & More
Street Food Vietnam
Noodles, Salads, Pho, Spring Rolls, Banh Mi & More
Hardcover      ISBN: 1925811042
Vietnamese street food is - inarguably - one of the world's most dynamic cuisines. This book brings the flavor and spirit of those bustling streets to your home.

Author Jerry Mai is a master of street food. She owns a number of restaurants specializing in nuanced flavors of Vietnamese street pho. Throughout this book, Jerry presents street food from the length of the country. There's bahn mi, rice paper rolls, Vietnamese-style omelets, lemongrass and fresh herb infused stir-fries, fresh noodle salads and so much more. Learn the subtle finesse that distinguishes a Hanoi style pho from its southern relative.

If these dishes can be made on a cart, in the swarming streets of Da Nang, you can be confident in recreating them at home. With stunning photography of all 70 recipes, accompanied by gonzo imagery of the country itself, this is the perfect book for the armchair traveler or for those wishing to commemorate their trip. This book is the first instalment of the Street Food series, with Turkey and Mexico next on the chopping block.

As any visitor will tell you, traveling through Vietnam is a culinary awakening. From Hanoi - the country's capital, in the north - down to Ho Chi Minh, it's easy to find where the locals eat... Because it's right in middle of the street. Where the West might view street carts as specially reserved for the chronically intoxicated or intestinally masochistic, curbside vendors in Vietnam are the country's greatest chefs. Street Food: Vietnam is a glimpse into these compact kitchens-on-wheels, without any of the humidity.