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Samurai Sushi: A Field Guide to Identif
Samurai Sushi
A Field Guide to Identif
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0760759332
Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery
Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery
Paperback      ISBN: 0060963980
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.
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."
  • Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey
    Istanbul and Beyond
    Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0544444310
    The most extensive and lushly photographed Turkish cookbook to date, by two internationally acclaimed experts

    Standing at the crossroads between the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia, Turkey boasts astonishingly rich and diverse culinary traditions. Journalist Robyn Eckhardt and her husband, photographer David Hagerman, have spent almost twenty years discovering the country's very best dishes. Now they take readers on an unforgettable epicurean adventure, beginning in Istanbul, home to one of the world's great fusion cuisines. From there, they journey to the lesser-known provinces, opening a vivid world of flavors influenced by neighboring Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, and Georgia.

    From village home cooks, community bakers, caf chefs, farmers, and fishermen, they have assembled a broad, one-of-a-kind collection of authentic, easy-to-follow recipes: "The Imam Fainted" Stuffed Eggplant; Pillowy Fingerprint Flatbread; Pot-Roasted Chicken with Caramelized Onions; Stovetop Lamb Meatballs with Spice Butter; Artichoke Ragout with Peas and Favas; Green Olive Salad with Pomegranate Molasses; Apple and Raisin Hand Pies. Many of these have never before been published in English.
    S Is for Sri Lankan
    S Is for Sri Lankan
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1849499624

    This brand-new series focuses on creating a collection of must-have books filled with 50 of the most on-trend dishes from around the world. The series will kick off with S is for Sri Lankan and K is for Korean, which will introduce the ultimate recipes from each cuisine, all in a highly desirable and on-trend gift package. Each book covers the 50 recipes that form the fundamentals of these zeitgeist cooking traditions, merging both ancient dishes and modern interpretations.

    S is for Sri Lankan includes iconic recipes with a modern twist, from egg hoppers, coconut pancakes, and green sambol, to curries, chutneys, and more.

    This trend-led series of cookbooks will be filling the bookshelves of budding new foodies while also making the perfect gift for anyone who hasn't yet experimented with these cuisines in their home cooking.
    Mountain Berries & Desert Spice: Sweet Inspiration from the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea
    Mountain Berries & Desert Spice
    Sweet Inspiration from the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0711238529

    'Wonderfully evocative and ridiculously tempting.' Felicity Cloake

    In this eagerly awaited follow up to the Gourmand Debut Cookbook Award winning Summers Under the Tamarind Tree, food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani continues her journey of discovery through the exotic cuisine of her native Pakistan. Mountain Berries & Desert Spice introduces home cooks to Pakistani desserts and explores their unique significance in the country's culture and traditions. The 70 authentic and family recipes travel from the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in the north (where berries and fruits grow in abundance), via the fertile Punjab (with its rice- and grain-based desserts) to the Arabian sea in the south (where saffron- and cardamom-laced sweet recipes are a favourite). From the sweet snacks shared between friends over coffee to sumptuous desserts fit for lavish weddings, Sumayya tempts the reader with beautiful, easily achieved recipes that anyone can savour.
    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.

    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.
    Vij's Indian: Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes
    Vij's Indian
    Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes
    Paperback      ISBN: 0143194224
    Shortlisted for Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017 - Best Indian Cuisine Book

    Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, the dynamic team behind North America's celebrated Indian restaurants, bring together a beautiful new collection of beloved recipes cooked at their restaurants that they also regularly cook at home. These are those special recipes that come from the journey of life and are full of meaning, stories and Indian flavours.

    This is a cookbook for Indian home cooking, which is Meeru and Vikram's source of nourishment and health. They eat and enjoy meat, but at home they (especially Meeru) emphasize healthy, delicious vegetarian food, with meat curries served once or, at most, twice a week. Through the beauty of cooking with Indian spices, their vegetarian meals are so delicious that you won't even think of meat. Inside, you'll find an abundance of vegetarian recipes along with plenty of fish, poultry and meat recipes for everyone's enjoyment.

    Vij's Indian features 80 original and inspiring recipes, carefully crafted for both new and experienced home cooks. Meeru and Vikram will show you how to make dishes like their Grilled Squash with Sugar-Roasted Beets and Cumin-Spiced Onions, Chickpea and Sprouted Lentil Cakes, Vegetable Koftes with Creamy Tomato Curry, Green and Black Cardamom Cream Chicken Curry, Mildly Curried Beef Short Ribs and Lamb Popsicles with Garlic and Ricotta-Fenugreek Topping. It's for everyone who wants to cook modern Indian cuisine, and Meeru and Vikram are with you every step of the way. They've included pairing suggestions for recipes, so you'll have lots of ideas and options to keep your Indian cooking dynamic. Assorted Mushrooms and Winter Squash Curry paired with Brown Rice and Yellow Channa Daal Pilaf or Clay Pot Saffron Chicken and Rice paired with Sprouted Lentil, Bell Pepper and Carrot Salad--the combinations are endless Complete with all the basics on Indian spices, essential Indian staple ingredients, expert tips and suggested wine pairings, Vij's Indian is a beautiful new collection of recipes.