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Simple Laotian Cooking

3.22  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The people of Laos, a country located in southeastern Asia between Thailand and Vietnam, eat a profusion of fresh fruits and vegetables but very little meat, which makes their cuisine a healthful choice for home cooks. Since vegetable oil had to be imported, it was a costly commodity for Laotian cooks, who used herbs and spices instead to flavor their dishes. Laotian dishe ...more
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Hippocrene Books
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Oct 18, 2007 Phayvanh rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: laotians
Shelves: reviews, 2007, food
Penn does a good job with compiling some of her best-loved recipes.

My main gripe I guess, about anything Laotian, is that it is still divided into "Western" sections: meat, vegetables, desserts, etc, which do not exist very much in that cuisine I grew up with. Ms. Hongthong does not give adequate background as to her upbringing, which would, I think , give much insight into her choice of recipes included.

Some of the selections, such as LOBSTER BASIL, or LOBSTER ANYTHING for that matter, are qu
Mar 25, 2011 Elaine rated it liked it
These recipes are simple and have easy-to-get ingredients. I made a couple of the recipes. They weren't the tastiest, but that's just my opinion.
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