The Real Food of China is the definitive guide to home-style Chinese cuisine. It is inspired by the authors' personal travels to China and the realization that what is commonly perceived as "Chinese food" in the Western world, is only part of the story. While there is a growing appreciation of regional Chinese food in larger cities outside China, a lot of authentic regional cuisine still goes uncelebrated in Chinese restaurants around the world.This book captures the essence of simple home cooking and the wide variety of food that changes from region to region. Chapters are broken down into food categories including Cold Dishes, Soups and Hotpots, Dumplings, Breads and Noodles, Pork, Chicken, Fish, Vegetables and Desserts. Dishes include fermented foods from Shaoxing, smoked pork from Hunan, Hakka food from Meizhou, Muslim street fare from Xi'an, fresh river fish from Jiangxi province, fish dumplings and flat breads cooked over stones from Shandong and bowls of fresh, steaming, soft tofu slathered in chilli and peppercorns from Sichuan villages. Captured with stunning location photography from each of the visited regions as well as beautiful food photography throughout, The Real Food of China brings a small glimpse of the gutsy, earthy, everyday side of Chinese cooking to light. Food that is incredibly diverse, simple to prepare, full of flavor, and based on seasonal produce and easily procured dry goods. The Real Food of China will change everything you previously thought about traditional Chinese cuisine.
Taking the reader on a culinary journey of India, the land of fragrant spices and savoury dishes, this recipe book includes original recipes from every region of India. Crocker removes the mystery from the art of Indian cooking while keeping every dish authentic and satisfying.
When you want a feast in a flash, noodles are the obvious choice - quick, filling and utterly delicious. Pimp My Noodles shows you how, with just a few extra minutes and ingredients, you can elevate this cupboard staple to a level you never thought possible. With over 50 imaginative noodle upgrades, this book is the ultimate guide to instant gourmet dishes Transport yourself to Italy in minutes with the Cacio e Pepe noodles, impress your friends with the Chicken Ramen with Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Ginger Butter, spice it up with the Sriracha Caramelized Pork Noodle Soup, reinvent a classic with the amazing Ramac and Cheese, or indulge yourself with the ultimate hangover cure, the Ramen Burger. Noodles just got pimped
Indian cooking is an exciting and exotic cuisine -- now it's easier than ever.
This updated edition of Suneeta's bestseller features 8 new additional photos as well as 30 brand new recipes. Each dish is richly flavored but not complicated to create at home.
More than 150 recipes are easy for beginners to make while also appealing to experienced home cooks or to those already familiar with Indian cuisine. The authentic flavors flourish in these easy-toprepare recipes. The author's repertoire of exciting and inspired recipes includes classic recipes from North and South India and her personal favorites that have been adapted for North American kitchens.
The delicious recipes in this book range from snacks and appetizers to poultry, fish and vegetarian meals. There are also chapters dedicated to accompaniments like chutneys, sweets and beverages which truly make for an authentic Indian dining experience. Here are just some of the delights:
- Chicken Tikka Masala, Pork Vindaloo, South Indian Lentil and Vegetable Stew
- Curried Spinach and Cheese (Saag Panir), Basmati Rice Layered with Fragrant Chicken
- Coconut Chutney-Coated Fish Parcels, Masala-Coated Baked Chicken, Sindhi Fritters
- Tomato Raita, Hot Pineapple Chutney, Caramelized Carrot Pudding.
A collection of over forty recipes and stories recounted by grandparents who came to Hong Kong from China before World War II, Grandma Grandpa Cook is a celebration of the selfless devotion of grandparents to their families, and their contribution to the cultural history of foodways in Hong Kong. Filled with vivid accounts of everyday life during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong and the riots of 1967, all of this history fades into insignificance when food comes into the picture--traditional Cantonese dishes like carrot and green turnip soup, taro in ginger and brown sugar, and sticky rice dumplings.
In this beautifully photographed full-color book, Nina Simonds shares her culinary expertise in more than seventy-five delicious recipes for all manners of wrapped Asian delicacies. Throw away those forks and knives and dig into these fresh and flavorful wraps, stuffed with everything from succulent, plump shrimp glazed with vibrant sweet-and-sour sauce to fragrant curried coconut chicken. "Asian Wraps" is a delightful exploration into the varied flavors of Asia, from small enticing tastes of Bite-Size Wraps and the delightful crunch of Salads in a Wrap to satisfying Entree Wraps and cutting-edge New Asian Wraps.
Nina Simonds tempts us with her inspiring and fabulous creations, such as Flaky Curried Turnovers, Lemony Thai Salad Packages, delectable Seared Garlic Beef with Roasted Rainbow Peppers, Barbecued Halibut with Cilantro Pesto, and Singapore Noodles in Napa Leaves. "Asian Wraps" wouldn't be complete without suggestions for a variety of wrappers, whether store-bought--leafy greens, pita bread, tortillas, and nori; or homemade--Mandarin Pancakes, Steamed Lotus Buns, and Baked Indian Flatbread. "Asian Wraps" is sure to make eating a tasty and handy experience
A cookbook all about the iconic Japanese noodle soup--and current hipster obsession--ramen.Ramen--a classic Japanese soup, usually made with wheat noodles and served in a slow-cooked beef or pork broth with various toppings--has become a cultlike food adored by fans across the world for its nourishing, hearty, and comforting nature. Ramen-topia shows you how to make the world's best ramen (with plenty of variations) in your own home. Not to be confused with that other ramen--two-minute microwavable noodles from a packet adored by students--the ramen in Ramen-topia is the unprocessed, original Japanese comfort food. Chapters cover the four main types of ramen--tonkotsu, shoyu, miso, and shio--as well as making toppings, noodles, and broths from scratch. With classic, well-loved recipes and more modern adaptions--including curry ramen, no-stock ramen, ramen made with vegan stock, as well as making gluten-free noodles from scratch--this book has all tastes covered.
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.
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.