Unfolded and uncomplicated: Indian recipes in a foldout-format cookbook.The cookbook and primer that makes Indian cooking completely accessible for the home cook. Written by an award-winning teacher, it's a collection of 100 authentic yet brilliantly simple-to-follow recipes with no difficult techniques, no hard-to-find ingredients, no complex spice blends, and no excessive prep time needed. Learn to make the ultimate chicken curry. A stack of fresh-off-the-griddle roti. The perfect rice pilaf every time. It's all the spice, the dazzle, the deep, satisfying flavors of Indian cuisine, now as easy and breezy as any dish in your repertoire. Introducing the foldout format: Each section of the book opens with a fully illustrated, full-color lesson in technique that leads the reader step-by-step through one of the essential foundation recipes of Indian cooking. It's like having a master cooking class in the privacy of your own kitchen.
The diversity of cooking styles and the delicious range of fresh ingredients are just two of the reasons for the allure of Southeast Asian cooking. With a selection of recipes showing the varieties and unique properties of each cuisine, from tangy Thai salads, satisfying Vietnamese soups, aromatic Indonesian curries and exquisite Malaysian sambals, Southeast Asian Food is the authoritative book on the subject. With the help of the authorAEs clear and easy-to-follow instructions and her knowledge of the local foods, youAEll be able to recreate these delightful, fragrant dishes in your own kitchen. As Brissenden says, oWith the world full of same-tasting, instant approaches to Southeast Asian food through packets and jars, this book aims to serve as a guide to cooks who wish to enjoy its true freshness and variety by cooking it for themselves. If it also conveys a sense of a rich and diverse set of culinary traditions I shall be more than happy.o
Los Angeles: A patchwork megalopolis defined by its unlikely cultural collisions; the city that raised and shaped Roy Choi, the boundary-breaking chef who decided to leave behind fine dining to feed the city he loved--and, with the creation of the Korean taco, reinvented street food along the way.
Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L.A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents' Korean restaurant and his mother's pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L.A. and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary meal.
Filled with over 85 inspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of L.A.--including Korean fried chicken, tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Kimchi and Pork Belly Stuffed Pupusas--L.A. Son embodies the sense of invention, resourcefulness, and hybrid attitude of the city from which it takes its name, as it tells the transporting, unlikely story of how a Korean American kid went from lowriding in the streets of L.A. to becoming an acclaimed chef.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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.
In Vietnamese, "AN" means "TO EAT," a happy coincidence, since the An family has built an award-winning restaurant empire -- including the renowned celebrity favorite Crustacean Beverly Hills -- that has been toasted by leading food press, including Bon App (c)t, Gourmet, InStyle and the Food Network. Helene An, executive chef and matriarch of the House of An, is hailed as the "mother of fusion" and was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute for her signature style that brings together Vietnamese, French, and California- fresh influences. Now her daughter Jacqueline tells the family story and shares her mother's delicious and previously "secret" recipes, including "Mama's" Beef Pho, Drunken Crab, and Oven-Roasted Lemongrass Chicken.Helene's transformation from pampered "princess" in French Colonial Vietnam, to refugee then restaurateur, and her journey from Indochina's lush fields to family kitchen gardens in California are beautifully chronicled throughout the book. The result is a fascinating peek at a lost world, and the evolution of an extraordinary cuisine. The 100 recipes in An: To Eat feature clean flavors, simple techniques, and unique twists that could only have come from Helene's personal story.