Asia, The Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from Japan, Korea, China, the Philiippines, Thailand, Laos and Kampuchea, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, India, Burma, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

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9780895351852: Asia, The Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from Japan, Korea, China, the Philiippines, Thailand, Laos and Kampuchea, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, India, Burma, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

The cuisines of Asia are among the most intriguing in the world, blending taste and tradition in remarkable combinations. Even so, many food lovers have never had the pleasure of sampling authentic Asian dishes. Now, with Asia The Beautiful Cookbook, you can enjoy the culinary creations of fourteen Asian countries first-hand as you embark on a temptation-filled tour that begins in Japan and ends on the enchanting isle of Sri Lanka.

To capture the essence of Asia's cuisines, author Jacki Passmore spent more than fifteen years gathering the best recipes from hundreds of expert cooks. In this book she shares her finds; here are over 200 memorable dishes-from appetizers to desserts--beautifully photographed in glorious detail.

In the chapter on Japan, for example, you will find recipes and photos showing how to prepare sushi and tempura, along with less well-known specialties such as crab hotpot and abalone steamed in sake. From Burma comes the country's national dish, mohinga, rice vermicelli in a robust fish broth. India and Thailand contribute their famous spicy curries; Indonesia and Malaysia, their rich desserts. No matter which country you choose to explore first, you will find endless ways to create traditional and exotic meals.

To guide you, nearly every recipe is accompanied by helpful notes describing the origins and characteristics of the dish; along with tips on ingredients and utensils. Finally, an extensive glossary offers insights into some of the more unusual Asian cooking terms.

For the adventurous cook and the armchair traveller alike, Asia The Beautiful Cookbook offers a lasting tribute to a fascinating continent. Far more than a collection of recipes, it provides an evocative look at the Asian people and the magical lands in which they live.

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Each title in this award-winning series offers an exquisite region-by-region taste tour filled with culinary specialties and surprises. Included in each large-format volume are gorgeous food and landscape photographs.

About the Author:

Jacki Passmore is the author of several successful books on Asian cooking. She lived for over a decade in Hong Kong, where--her journalistic work for a Hong Kong newspaper and international magazines led to a career as, a food consultant, teacher and writer. Her extensive travels in Asia have not only increased her knowledge of the different culinary traditions, but also expanded her understanding of the history and cultures which molded them.

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