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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (September 30, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0067575897
  • ASIN: B000IOETXW
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,792,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Brimming with sleek color photographs of evocative regional scenes, this oversize survey of Asian cuisines from Bombay to Beijing and Bali will enchant exotically aspirant cooks and culinary historicists alike. Concise directions for delicate hand-formed and rolled Japanese sushi typify the careful attention to authentic technique apparent throughout. Spicy and sweet Korean fare features traditional bulgogi, grilled beef strips marinated in a pungent mixture of sesame, garlic, ginger, chili and green onions. While the multifaceted cuisine of China merits its own volume, food writer and consultant Passmore here emphasizes a breadth of styles, from informal dim sum steamed pork dumplings to the home-tailored splendor of Peking duck. America's romance with Thai food will be enhanced through seafood dishes that artfully blend coconut, peanut and lime with hot chilis and assertive spices like cilantro, ginger and basil. Indian curries are made piquant with tamarind juice, mustard seed or the tart flesh of green mangos. Less familiar to American palates will be the milder, nutty curries from Singapore and Malaysia. 50,000 first printing; BOMC selection.
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Each title in this award-winning series offers an exquisite region-by-region taste tour filled with culinary specialties and surprises. Included in each large-format volume are gorgeous food and landscape photographs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I have made many dishes from every country and all turned out well.
Avid Reader
The beautiful photograpy and graphic design will make you want to keep it on your coffee or reading table for culinary inspiration, and visual pleasure.
scuba@islands.vi
A cultural background surrounding the people and their food is also lightly explored in this book.
Olga Loinfeisk

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By scuba@islands.vi on December 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Having lived in Asia for years, and having a highly particular taste for authentic flavors, I can tell you without reservation that the "Asia, the Beautiful Cookbook" is the most perfect for authentic savory Asian cuisine. Novice cooks can easily obtain exquisite Asian flavors successfully. Experienced chefs can use the receipes for launches into their own creations or cusine nouveau. The beautiful photograpy and graphic design will make you want to keep it on your coffee or reading table for culinary inspiration, and visual pleasure.
I am very picky and critical. I have used the "Asia, the Beautiful Cookbook" since it was first published. I find no flaws in this Asian culinary creation text. I find no flaws in any of the "....., the Beautiful Cookbook" series. Worth every cent that I paid for them. (No, I'm not in any way associated with the publishers or Amazon sales departments.)
P.S. Say, how about getting the "Mexico, the Beautiful Cookbook" back into print too!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Olga Loinfeisk on March 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Just that,...The title says it all. Beautiful photographs of the finished products with both American AND metric measurements included in the directions for each recipe.

ASIA-The Beautiful Cookbook starts in Japan and ends in Sri Lanka. The two main countries of focus with the most recipes and pages, would be China and India. This book includes all types of dishes from each country,.. appetizers, soups, salads, desserts and main dishes. The only thing I can think of that would make me like this book more,... a larger section on Korea. ASIA-The Beautiful Cookbook includes recipes from each country and a history about the unique cuisine that represents it. A cultural background surrounding the people and their food is also lightly explored in this book. It's part cookbook, part history text book. I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on September 28, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is without a doubt one of the best "practical" cookbooks I have ever seen. It also offers spectacular views of the lands, people and especially, food of the region.

Each nation has an individual section, starting with a general introduction as to the factors that influence the cuisine of that particular land. Interspersed with the colorful recipes are incredibly luscious landscapes. Many of these photographs are of museum quality.

I have made many dishes from every country and all turned out well. The Indonesian section was a suprise and the Nasy Goren was a hit for a dinner party. The Korean beef, the Thai lime beef, all the Chinese food - everything looked and tasted sumptous.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent cookbook. We have enjoyed EVERY recipe we have made - my Chinese father-in-law (who politely overlooks my need to follow recipes) declares many of the dishes from China, "authentic." The pictures are fabulous and the historical information about each country/region is very interesting. This book offers a delicious "peek" at select culinary delights of each culture represented. The hardcover version rates 5 stars - the paperback is the same oversized format/dimensions as the hardcover, making it VERY cumbersome. There is virtually no way to store nor use the book; hence, the 3 stars for the paperback.
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