Pearl S. Buck's Oriental Cookbook

Pearl S. Buck's Oriental Cookbook was written by the Nobel Prize novelist Pearl Buck. Inside the cookbook you'll find recipes for dishes from a variety of Asian cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Indian and more. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 256 pages 

Copyright: 1972. First printing 

Publisher: Simon and Schuster 

Author: Pearl S. Buck 

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Description: Pearl Buck, America's great Nobel Prize novelist, spent her childhood in China and, after her college years in the United States, returned there to live. From the very beginning, she preferred Chinese to Western cooking, and today she still considers Asian cookery the best in the world. This book presents a rich and varied collection of over 450 recipes from all the countries of the Orient -- Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, India, Pakistan, China, the Philippines, Indochina, Korea, Malaysia, and Japan. After trying these superlative dishes, any cook will soon share Miss Buck's enthusiasm. 

China, Miss Buck's great favorite, is richly represented by such dishes as Hot and Sour Soup, Shrimp Egg Foo Yung, Fried Chicken with Walnuts, and Steamed Bass in Brown Sauce. The great Japanese specialties, Tempura and Sukiyaki, are included, as well as many less familiar but equally delicious dishes. From India come spicy curries and intriguing vegetable dishes. Recipes from the less well-known Oriental cuisines have been chosen with Western preferences in mind. Indonesian delicacies such as Spiced Fried Shrimp, Chicken Sate (marinated chicken kabobs on skewers), and a piquant cold vegetable dish called Gado-Gado are included to whet your appetite and test your skills. From Burma come such dishes as Shrimp and Pumpkin Soup, Fish Fillets in Coconut Cream, and an unusual Tomato Curry. Here is a wide range of new taste experiences to be savored. 

These easy-to-follow recipes will add excitement and variety to family meals and will surely make your party menus unique. 


Condition: Bookboards and interior pages are overall in good condition. Front cover's bottom right corner is slightly creased. Dust jacket has shelf wear and top and bottom edge show a few small tears. 

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