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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.

Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food: A Cookbook
Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0451499107

Dosas, a popular Indian street food, are thin, rice- and lentil-based pancakes that can be stuffed with or dipped into a variety of flavorful fillings. Dosa Kitchen shows you how to make this favorite comfort food at home with a master batter, plus 50 recipes for fillings, chutneys, and even cocktails to serve alongside. Dosas are endlessly adaptable to all tastes and dietary restrictions: naturally fermented and gluten-free, they are easy to make vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free as well. With dishes featuring traditional Indian flavors, like Masala Dosa and Pork Vindaloo Dosa, as well as creative twists, like the Dosa Dog and the Cream Cheese, Lox, and Caper Dosa Wrap, any kitchen can become Dosa Kitchen

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."
  • Everybody Loves Ramen: Recipes, Stories, Games, and Fun Facts about the Noodles You Love
    Everybody Loves Ramen
    Recipes, Stories, Games, and Fun Facts about the Noodles You Love
    Paperback      ISBN: 144947893x

    Everybody Loves Ramen is the perfect gift for a high school graduate, college student, single friend living on a tight budget, or anyone who remembers the days when a package of ramen was haute cuisine.

    As a college student, Eric Hites learned just how far he could stretch a dollar by combining a package of ramen noodles with some odd ingredients out of his nearly bare kitchen cupboards and a little imagination. Living on a tight budget, Hites and his friends spent many nights of fun, laughter, and experimentation figuring out how they could concoct original, cheap yet tasty meals from the only food they could truly afford: ramen noodles.

    It later occurred to Hites that he should collect and compile the recipes he and his friends had had so much fun inventing. Everybody Loves Ramen is filled with 50 innovative recipes-from Stroganoff Ramen Style to Easy Cheezy Ramen to Elvis's Fav' Gravy Ramen-as well as "ramen factoids," funny stories, games, and puzzles all related to our favorite low-cost snack food.

    Told in a humorous style, Everybody Loves Ramen is both a cookbook and a book of fun.
    Tokyo Street Food
    Tokyo Street Food
    Paperback      ISBN: 9401437572

    -Includes more than 50 authentic street food recipes from the Japanese kitchen, beautifully illustrated and explained in detail -Experience the best of Tokyo's street food through the eyes, nose and mouth of Tom Vandenberghe and Luk Thys - In terms of cooking and travelling, this book is a complete experience in itself The latest episode in the adventures of culinary explorer Tom Vandenberghe and food photographer Luk Thys takes place in Tokyo. With an eye for authenticity and a nose for delicious dishes, they stroll around in the Japanese capital, seeking new culinary discoveries. They taste as much as possible and share their surprising experiences in this dazzling culinary travel guide about the street food in Japan. They are accompanied by two well-known Japanese cooking personalities: Miho Shibuya and Tomoko Kaji.

    Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America's Most Famous Underground Restaurant
    Adventures in Starry Kitchen
    88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America's Most Famous Underground Restaurant
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0062438549

    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.

    Ten-Minute Bento
    Ten-Minute Bento
    Paperback      ISBN: 1935654411

    Everyday millions of Japanese people, young and old, leave their homes with a bento in hand. Bento (boxed lunches) are handmade every morning packed with tender-loving care to give their recipients a warm-hearted well-needed boast to finish off the day.

    In her first English-language release, TV chef and nutritionist Megumi Fujii has prepared 72 mouth-watering box lunch recipes that are easy to make but are over-flowing with the hearty-goodness that is essential in every Japanese bento. Her Ten-minute bento will not rely on visual designs seen on Flickr streams or on blogs. Instead she focuses on sharing everyday Japanese dishes created to satiate hunger and satisfy an ever expanding Japanese palette.

    Featured dishes:
    Mushroom Hamburg Steak
    Easy Korean Bibimbap
    Colorful Eggs & Ham
    Yuzu Chicken
    Avocado Salad Sandwich
    Open-face Spring Roll Bento
    Chicken Cutlet Bento
    Beef Bowl Bento
    Chicken Teriyaki Bento
    Salads
    Radish & Buckwheat Noodle Salad
    French Toast Salad
    Chinese-style Noodle Salad
    Desserts
    Cheesecake Balls
    Petite Muffins
    Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking
    Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking
    Paperback      ISBN: 0811811832

    Madhur Jaffrey, the world's foremost authority on Indian cooking, shows both expert and novice cooks how to create an enticing Indian meal in just a few quick steps-and all in under 30 minutes. In 60 easy-to follow recipes, Jaffrey shares her secrets for sumptuous curries, fragrant rice dishes, hearty legumes, mouthwatering chutneys and relishes, refreshing drinks, and heavenly desserts. Complete with delectable menu suggestions for both casual family dining and elegant entertaining, filled with helpful notes on creating a well stocked pantry, and illustrated with gorgeous, full color photographs, Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cookinghelps make the fabulous flavors of India a satisfying part of any cook's everyday repertoire.

    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.
    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.