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Complete Asian Cookbook Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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clear I really wanted it. It's sheer size got my attention when sitting on the shelf, and simply looking at
the table of contents, and the huge list of types of cuisine covered in the book, made me realize this
was definitely something that I would love to have, as it would be a wonderful chance to try new
types of food, and expand my cooking horizons.
Each country is divided into a seperate section, with the exception of Indian and Pakistani cuisine
being grouped together, as she states they are too similar to really be able to seperate. The
beginning of each section takes a little time to describe the country, and to show the author's
connection to the cuisine from that area - she's spent time working with people from every area,
watching and talking to them, to learn their ingredients and cooking methods. And it shows, as after
the description, she gets into information on those methods of cooking, how the food is presented,
and how it is eaten. She'll also give a list of ingredients very common to the cuisines from that area,
things you'll want to keep on hand if you make that type of cuisine often.
Each recipe is presented in both it's native name (or English transliteration), along with the English
equivalent underneath. The instructions are also nice and clear, making it less likely that there will be
confusion during cooking.
As Ms Solomon lives in Australia, and the book originates there, there are a number of minor
differences in names of ingredients, utensils, and other items.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tried some recipes pertaining to India. They came out peeerfectPublished 5 months ago by Narayan R Punreddy
For years and years I cooked from the original (1976) hardcover edition of the book and was delighted by the variety of recipes and excellent results they produced. Read morePublished 7 months ago by CookingUpAStorm
I bought the kindle version of this book and it is an appalling adaptation of an excellent book. There is NO INDEX which makes it impossible to find a recipe or browse by... Read morePublished 7 months ago by sarah
I LOVE this book. It has become a staple in my understanding of Asian cooking style, technique, and flavor. I absolutely recommend this to anyone with an interest in Asian cooking. Read morePublished 8 months ago by me
I purchased this as a gift for a friend and now she cooks for me all the time because of this book!Published 8 months ago by Lily
very comprehensive. covers what tools you will need and items typically found in the pantries for each region discussed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer