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Easy Exotic: Low-Fat Recipes from Around the World Paperback – September 6, 2000

3.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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"...reestablishes the allure of the world's diverse cuisines...exciting flavor combinations speak directly to the sensibilities of the modern American palate." -- Rocco DiSpirito, Chef/Proprietor, Union Pacific

"...truly sensual food... from the world's most sensual cookbook author! Delicious." -- David Rosengarten, The Food Network

About the Author

Padma Lakshmi is a successful model, actress, and a regular host on The Melting Pot series on Food Network.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Miramax (September 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786886129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786886128
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #794,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This isn't a bad cookbook but it isn't the greatest one either, if you don't buy it you're not missing out on anything except the pictures of Padma. The recipes aren't that difficult and the Indian ones which are her specialty are the best in the book. For people who aren't the best cooks but want to make some decent Indian dishes, Padma's book is pretty good for that. If I had a dollar for every time she mentions Daniel and her mom, I would be a millionaire...and I could have done without the narratives that are so shallow that you know that they came from the mind of a model. For example, "there I was in a beautiful Chanel gown eating a tuna fish sandwich." Someone please tell Padma her village called, apparently their model is missing. One more thing, all her recipes are available on the food network website FOR FREE.
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Unlike some of the other readers, i bought this book for the recipes, not for the pictures. I tried preparing some of the recipes and I found them to be time consuming, yes the food is exotic, but I don't have three or more hours of time to spare, which is what alot of these recipes require. The final results are good, you end up with delicious meals, I'm just saying they all take longer than the book says they do and some of the instructions are not clearly written.
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Pretty exotic stuff - I was looking for different recipes for couscous (was taking a trip to Sicily) at the same time, and Padma had several! She really covers a broad range of ethnic cuisines.
It would be helpful if you lived near a major metro area to obtain some of the ingredients.
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This is a cook book for goodness sake. Why all the attitude. This is a good book for the beginner in Indian cooking. I had eaten this type of food at homes of some of my friends and wanted to learn more. This book filled the bill. Good cooking, everyone.
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This is a good, basic cook book. It is exactly as the title indicates, easy and exotic
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This book is not very imaginative and I guess for a new cook ,it fills the bill.Her special on Food Network in India was fascinating,as well as Spain,.Her stint on Melting Pot was a decent introduction to Indian Cooking. But this book was trying to be all things,from Salad Nicoise to Upma.The third star is for her effort,Recipes, so -so.She seems to have captured many peoples attention these days with Top Chef and her recent marriage,/divorce from Salman Rushdie and her scar,but where is the depth?Havent seen it yet.
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Padma herself had given this book to an ex boyfriend of mine (who kept it)and I have been dying to find it ever since. The recipes of her native Indian quisine are still lingering on my taste buds. The recipes I found to be foolproof and easy. I have impressed many guests with her simply delicious meals. I hope the Men who bought this book could look past Padmas beauty and media coverage and just expierience the quality of these delightful dishes. Her where to buy section is also very helpful but not Mandatory to get mouthwatering results.
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Very pleased as the very first dish we made exceeded expectations . She has used simple methods and some convenience items to make cooking easy as the title claims, exotic and definitely delicious
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