The Essential Asian Cookbook
This book is a complete guide to the food and recipes of Asia, celebrating and demystifying the flavors of the East.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 28th 1998 by Whitecap Books
(first published 1997)
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I am thinking of getting this book for my own. It's a nice sampling of flavours from many Asian cuisines, including the standards of Chinese, Japanese and Thai. But there's also sections on Laos, Korea, and Burma, plus a few more. It has a few special sections on things like breads (naan!, satays, yum cha, pickles, currys, and raitas. I have to admit that I have a fondness for any cookbook that show me how to make an Asian dessert that I wouldn't mind trying (I am a notorious Chinese dessert hat...more
This fabulous cookbook is organized by country and includes so many recipes for all sorts of foods. Most include pictures! Ingredient lists vary in length and U.S. availability. Sections between countries on various basics like teas and how to cook rice. I love cooking from this book!