Basic Asian: Everything You Need for Yin and Yang in the Kitchen cookbook delves into the world of Asian cooking. Be guided through everything from tea drinking to eating with chopsticks, to preparing one of the memorable Asian recipes inside this cookbook.
Format: Softcover, 160 pages.
Publisher: Silverback Books
Author: Cornelia Schinharl, Sebastian Dickhaut and Kelsey Lane
Description: In all its white innocence, it calmly rests in its bowl as though the world would be fine without it. But in fact, a third of humanity fills up on rice every day, including most of Asia. In addition, many, such as rice farmers and distributors, make their living from rice. Work and repose are united in a single bowl. Very Asian and very basic.
But filling bellies isn't the only role of rice in Asian cuisine. It also pampers when it appears as Thai aromatic rice, sustains in the form of Javanese sticky rice and delights as Japanese sushi rice. It can be used to make wine, beer and vinegar and can be ground into flour and made into noodles, cookies and paper. Often, rice is even used as a sacrifice. Why, you might ask? To ensure a long and happy life where there's always enough to eat -- in other words, to ensure that daily bowl of rice. The world couldn't ask for more.
Condition: Good condition.