Complete Asian Cookbook

Charmaine Solomon's Complete Asian Cookbook is a comprehensive 800-recipes cookbook of Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and other Asian dishes, with 16 countries covered in total. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 511 pages. 

Copyright: 1992 

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing 

Author: Charmaine Solomon 

ISBN: 9780804817912

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Description: This book could well have been subtitled 800 Authentic Asian Recipes Made Simple, for that's what it is all about -- real Asian food, created with a minimum of fuss in a Western kitchen from readily available ingredients. 

Charmaine Solomon has tried and tested every recipe. Just because Asian food is different', she says, 'it doesn't have to be difficult to prepare. And she proves it; clearly presented recipes list every ingredient and every preparation step in easy-to-follow terms. Although she takes the mystery out of the cooking of the mysterious East, the author has successfully preserved the unique flavours and textures that put Asian food among the world's greatest and most exciting cuisines. 

Thirteen chapters present more than 800 recipes from sixteen countries. There are exciting finds for cooks already familiar with Asian food, and simple (but nonetheless authentic) recipes for those exploring it for the first time. 

Even a glimpse at these pages shows that there's much more to Japanese food than sukiyaki and raw fish; to Chinese food than chop suey and fried rice; to Indian food than scorching curries; to Indonesian food than satays and peanut sauce. And while Ms Solomon in her inimitable way, covers some familiar territory, she ventures into culinary areas that ought to be better known: the sour-hot dishes of Thailand, the Nonya cooking of Singapore and Malaysia, the Arabian Nights flavours of Indian sweetmeats, the soul-warming hot-pots of Korea; and she brings back excitingly different dishes from the largely uncharted (in cooking terms) lands of Burma, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. 

The introduction to each chapter gives valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served. There is a special section on equivalents and substitutes. The comprehensive glossary explains unfamiliar ingredients, and the detailed index lists local and Western names for every dish. And you can almost taste the superb photographs that illustrate every chapter. 

The Complete Asian Cookbook is both for reading and for cooking with -- it's essential kitchen equipment for anyone interested in the culinary delights of Asia. 

  • Bangladesh 
  • Burma 
  • Cambodia 
  • China 
  • India 
  • Indonesia 
  • Japan 
  • Korea 
  • Laos 
  • Malaysia 
  • Pakistan 
  • The Philippines 
  • Singapore 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Thailand 
  • Vietnam 


Condition: Good condition. 

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