Accents of the Orient Cookbook

Asian Fusion is the theme of Accents of the Orient Cookbook which takes the best recipes from Southeast Asia, Japan and China and mixes them with Western ingredients. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 203 pages  

Copyright: 1989  

Publisher: HPBooks  

Author: Susan Grodnick  

ISBN: 9780895866523

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Description: American cuisine is strongly influenced by the new immigrants from Southeast Asia, bringing new seasonings to use with traditional Western ingredients, adding to America's melting pot of flavors. Susan Grodnick has chosen the best of Southeast Asia, Japan and China to mix with Western ingredients for her recipes, Oysters with Ginger Wasabi Sauce, Lentil Soup with Oriental Eggplant, Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad with Ginger-Vinaigrette, Aromatic Lamb with Melon, Clams with Black Beans on Polenta, and Poached Pears with Kumquats, are a few examples of her sensational dishes. Simple to prepare, yet bursting with appetite appeal, these dishes are good enough to serve for company, but don't reserve them only for special occasions. 


  • Tortillas with Oriental Beef and Black Beans
  • Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Wasabi Dressing
  • Corn with Coconut Milk
  • Curried Black-Eyed Peas
  • Sesame Crepes and Jasmine Tea Sorbet
  • These are only a few examples of the tempting dishes in Accents of the Orient.

    Ingredients and dishes from the West (North and South America and Europe) are combined with those from Asia (China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea Thailand and the Philippines). This reflects trends in restaurant menus that list dishes that have their roots in such diverse cuisines as Japanese and French. The results are dishes that are light, healthy, easy to prepare and simply delicious. 

    No longer are ingredients such as Chinese Mustard, Fish Sauce, Wasabi Powder or Thai Curry Paste relegated to the dark recesses of the refrigerator or cupboard until a completely Chinese or Thai dinner is planned. They are used in vegetable dishes, salads and desserts that are easily combined with traditional Roast Beef or Broiled Chicken or Fish. Many of these dishes for example: Lamb Kabobs with Hoisin or Salmon in Papilotte, need only a tossed green salad and fresh, crisp bread to make a complete meal. 

    Beautifully designed and photographed, Accents of the Orient is the result of Susan Grodnick's experimenting with new flavor sensations. Try her delicious combinations, then listen to the compliments from friends and family.


    Condition: Bookboards, inside pages and dust jacket are nice condition. Front cover and first three pages show a very light crease. 

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