How many times have you heard someone say, Tofu is only for vegetarians? Many times Then it's time to expand your culinary horizons while, at the same time, reaping the nutritional benefits of tofu. Author Frances Boyte and her new book, Tofu Gourmet Cuisine, will take you for a savory journey... With more than 30 years of experience as a clinical dietician, Frances Boyte knows that tofu is a super-nutritious food for everyone who is looking to reach his or her optimal health. Frances Boyte's approach closely links healthy eating to the pleasures of eating. One serving of tofu (100g) has the same calcium content as two glasses of milk and offers two to three times more iron than one serving of beef. It also contains 15g of high quality protein and is cholesterol-free. Plus, tofu is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Your metabolism will reward you for including tofu in your diet, with a higher energy level and healthier appearance. Frances Boyte asked five respected chefs to create gourmet recipes mixing tofu with meat, fish and even foie gras for those with a flair for cooking and a health-conscious attitude. Those talented chefs are: Marie-Chantal Lepage who was named Canadian National Chef of the Year in 2000, making her the first woman to ever receive this honor; Eric Boutin, chef at the prestigious Laurie Raphael in Quebec City; Sebastien Leblond, chef at the well-renowned Le Maizerets in Quebec City; Benoit Paquet, chef and teacher at Ciat's Quebec cooking school and Jose Trottier, chef and teacher at Montreal's Calixa-Lavallee cooking school.
The premise is simple: with five common spices and a few basic ingredients, home cooks can create fifty mouthwatering Indian dishes, as diverse as they are delicious. Cooking teacher Ruta Kahate has chosen easy-to-find spicescoriander, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, and turmericto create authentic, accessible Indian dishes everyone will love. Roasted Lamb with Burnt Onions uses just two spices and three steps resulting in a meltingly tender roast. Steamed Cauliflower with a Spicy TomatoSauce and Curried Mushrooms and Peas share the same three spices, but each tastes completely different. Suggested menus offer inspiration for entire Indian dinners. For quick and easy Indian meals, keep it simple with 5 Spices, 50 Dishes.
WINNER OF THE 2009 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARDWINNER OF THE 2009 IACP BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARD A bold and eye-opening new cookbook with magnificent photos and unforgettable stories. In the West, when we think about food in China, what usually comes to mind are the signature dishes of Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai. But beyond the urbanized eastern third of China lie the high open spaces and sacred places of Tibet, the Silk Road oases of Xinjiang, the steppelands of Inner Mongolia, and the steeply terraced hills of Yunnan and Guizhou. The peoples who live in these regions are culturally distinct, with their own history and their own unique culinary traditions. In Beyond the Great Wall, the inimitable duo of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid--who first met as young travelers in Tibet--bring home the enticing flavors of this other China. For more than twenty-five years, both separately and together, Duguid and Alford have journeyed all over the outlying regions of China, sampling local home cooking and street food, making friends and taking lustrous photographs. Beyond the Great Wall shares the experience in a rich mosaic of recipes--from Central Asian cumin-scented kebabs and flatbreads to Tibetan stews and Mongolian hot pots--photos, and stories. A must-have for every food lover, and an inspiration for cooks and armchair travelers alike.
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.
Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colorful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favorites. Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar to the exotic, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavors.
Succulent street food, family favorites, mouthwatering regional dishes. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed chef, Saiphin Moore, looks at dishes from across Thailand in over 100 recipes. The recipes feature traditional and regional Thai dishes--and a whole lot of modern variations as well. Saiphin Moore's first book tells you how to cook Thai food in style, with delicious street-food recipes that are quick to make and go well with a modern lifestyle. Her enthusiasm is beautifully displayed in her collection of family-style dishes that appeals to all appetites and adventure levels. Each recipe is clearly explained and vividly photographed and is sure to motivate home cooks to get into the kitchen to whip up tasty Thai fare. Divided into nine chapters (small bites, salads, soups, curries, stir-fries, grills and marinades, noodles and rice, sweet things, and basics) and in keeping with its contemporary twist on authentic Thai cuisine, Rosa's Thai Caf Cookbook celebrates traditional Thai cooking techniques and features dishes from her restaurant as well as family favorites from her frequent trips back home. Recipes range from the aromatic Beef Massaman Curry to the Soft Shell Crab Salad, Larb Spring Rolls, homemade Sriracha Sauce and Mangoes with Sticky Rice. From food truck owner to celebrated restaurateur, Saiphin clearly knows her way around Pad Thais and spiced curries. This beautiful cookbook is a must-have for the Thai food lover and an essential addition to the foodie bookshelf.
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.
Luminous at dawn and dusk, the Mekong is a river road, a vibrant artery that defines a vast and fascinating region. Here, along the world's tenth largest river, which rises in Tibet and joins the sea in Vietnam, traditions mingle and exquisite food prevails.
Award-winning authors Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid followed the river south, as it flows through the mountain gorges of southern China, to Burma and into Laos and Thailand. For a while the right bank of the river is in Thailand, but then it becomes solely Lao on its way to Cambodia. Only after three thousand miles does it finally enter Vietnam and then the South China Sea.
It was during their travels that Alford and Duguid--who ate traditional foods in villages and small towns and learned techniques and ingredients from cooks and market vendors--came to realize that the local cuisines, like those of the Mediterranean, share a distinctive culinary approach: Each cuisine balances, with grace and style, the regional flavor quartet of hot, sour, salty, and sweet. This book, aptly titled, is the result of their journeys.
Like Alford and Duguid's two previous works, Flatbreads and Flavors (a certifiable publishing event --Vogue) and Seductions of Rice (simply stunning--The New York Times), this book is a glorious combination of travel and taste, presenting enticing recipes in an odyssey rich in travel anecdote (National Geographic Traveler).
The book's more than 175 recipes for spicy salsas, welcoming soups, grilled meat salads, and exotic desserts are accompanied by evocative stories about places and people. The recipes and stories are gorgeously illustrated throughout with more than 150 full-color food and travel photographs.
In each chapter, from Salsas to Street Foods, Noodles to Desserts, dishes from different cuisines within the region appear side by side: A hearty Lao chicken soup is next to a Vietnamese ginger-chicken soup; a Thai vegetable stir-fry comes after spicy stir-fried potatoes from southwest China.
The book invites a flexible approach to cooking and eating, for dishes from different places can be happily served and eaten together: Thai Grilled Chicken with Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce pairs beautifully with Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad and Lao sticky rice.
North Americans have come to love Southeast Asian food for its bright, fresh flavors. But beyond the dishes themselves, one of the most attractive aspects of Southeast Asian food is the life that surrounds it. In Southeast Asia, people eat for joy. The palate is wildly eclectic, proudly unrestrained. In Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet, at last this great culinary region is celebrated with all the passion, color, and life that it deserves.
IACP Award WinnerNaomi Duguid's heralded cookbooks have always transcended the category to become "something larger and more important" (Los Angeles Times). Each in its own way is "a breakthrough book . . . a major contribution" (The New York Times). And as Burma opens up after a half century of seclusion, who better than Duguid--the esteemed author of Hot Sour Salty Sweet--to introduce the country and its food and flavors to the West.
Located at the crossroads between China, India, and the nations of Southeast Asia, Burma has long been a land that absorbed outside influences into its everyday life, from the Buddhist religion to foodstuffs like the potato. In the process, the people of the country now known as Myanmar have developed a rich, complex cuisine that mekes inventive use of easily available ingredients to create exciting flavor combinations.
Salads are one of the best entry points into the glories of this cuisine, with sparkling flavors--crispy fried shallots, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a dash of garlic oil, a pinch of turmeric, some crunchy roast peanuts--balanced with a light hand. The salad tradition is flexible; Burmese cooks transform all kinds of foods into salads, from chicken and roasted eggplant to spinach and tomato. And the enticing Tea-Leaf Salad is a signature dish in central Burma and in the eastern hills that are home to the Shan people.
Mohinga, a delicious blend of rice noodles and fish broth, adds up to comfort food at its best. Wherever you go in Burma, you get a slightly different version because, as Duguid explains, each region layers its own touches into the dish.
Tasty sauces, chutneys, and relishes--essential elements of Burmese cuisine--will become mainstays in your kitchen, as will a chicken roasted with potatoes, turmeric, and lemongrass; a seafood noodle stir-fry with shrimp and mussels; Shan khaut swei, an astonishing noodle dish made with pea tendrils and pork; a hearty chicken-rice soup seasoned with ginger and soy sauce; and a breathtakingly simple dessert composed of just sticky rice, coconut, and palm sugar.
Interspersed throughout the 125 recipes are intriguing tales from the author's many trips to this fascinating but little-known land. One such captivating essay shows how Burmese women adorn themselves with thanaka, a white paste used to protect and decorate the skin. Buddhism is a central fact of Burmese life: we meet barefoot monks on their morning quest for alms, as well as nuns with shaved heads; and Duguid takes us on tours of Shwedagon, the amazingly grand temple complex on a hill in Rangoon, the former capital. She takes boats up Burma's huge rivers, highways to places inaccessible by road; spends time in village markets and home kitchens; and takes us to the farthest reaches of the country, along the way introducing us to the fascinating people she encounters on her travels.
The best way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its food, and in Burma: Rivers of Flavor, readers will be transfixed by the splendors of an ancient and wonderful country, untouched by the outside world for generations, whose simple recipes delight and satisfy and whose people are among the most gracious on earth.