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Taste of Shan Paperback – 2009

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A culinary and photographic expedition through the Shan Province of northern Myanmar (Burma). More than 50 authentic Shan recipes, from dips and sauces to soups, salads, noodle, fish and meat dishes. All proceeds of this book are being donated to the Foundation for the People of Burma. Excerpt: Shan cooking saved my marriage. At home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, my husband and I hit a rough patch. We were both experiencing the 7-year itch, and there was some scratching going on. We decided to separate, at least temporarily... There I was, at loose ends and nursing a broken heart when an email arrived from my dear friend Sara, who was in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma) researching her doctorate on medical anthropology. She invited me over for a visit. It took me about a second to reply with an emphatic "Yes!" I would try a change of scenery; or more to the point, a geographical cure... The next thing I knew I found myself in Yangon, bleary-eyed, jet-lagged and surrounded by swirling swarms of people, laden with everything from suitcases to live animals. Was a bleating baby goat considered carry-on luggage in Myanmar?... We set off on one of the most challenging walks of my life, down serpentine streets, dodging trishaws, bikes, cars, stray dogs and onrushing Burmese, past monks draped in saffron and burgundy robes, cluttered teashops and food stalls that spilled onto the streets, outdoor markets selling dazzling flowers and unknown fruits and vegetables; the whole panorama accompanied by a raucous urban cacophony and the smell of Ngypai or fermented shrimp paste, a base ingredient in Burmese curries. As we dodged yet another speeding car, it hit me: I was a long way from Boston. This was quickly followed by another epiphany: I had forgotten about my jet lag, my exhaustion, and even my swollen feet. I felt exhilarated, alive, and ravenous to experience all that Burma had to offer...

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb; First edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9814276324
  • ISBN-13: 978-9814276320
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,609,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ingersoll on February 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
I feel like I've just found a diamond in the haystack of new cooking titles. The recipes are really fresh and simple, and great if you love Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian or Cambodian food, but totally different at the same time. I loved reading the story of this woman who hits the road (Burma/Myanmar - no less!) to escape her life in a sense - if you like Elizabeth Gilbert - you'll like this. She lands in this strange land, is hosted for dinner by a local, and falls in love with the food. She finds a bookstore and asks the elderly bookseller for a cookbook in English; he tells her that there aren't any - that she should write one. Amazingly, she takes up the challenge, and travels around the countryside, visiting street stalls and village kitchens, making friends and taking notes. The people she gets to know are thrilled to share their recipes with her and have them written down. I'm just amazed that someone can have such a novel experience today and contribute something as yet unknown - many of these recipes are passed on from generation to generation, not actually recorded. I also love the photos of everyday life throughout the book that the author took along the way.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Se-chan on August 30, 2010
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This is not a true sense of review.
The book is so charming, I showed it to my true native Burmese friend.
She enjoyed leafing through the book, and mentioned that there is a little mistake in traslation or misinterpretation.
"A Taste of Shan", on page 128, under "Spring Onion Fritters"
as a sub; 'Chin Baung Kyaw'in Burmese. This should be 'Kyet Thun Meik Kyaw', in stead of 'Chin Baung Kyaw'. This may not be a grave mistake for all the non native
Burmese speakers or readers, I would like to mention it to the author as well as to the editor of the book, for accuracy per se. I enjoyed it throughly.
Thank you.
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