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Most excellent. Buy shallots.,
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This review is from: Burma: Rivers of Flavor (Hardcover)
I've cooked one dish from here. It was a beef and potato dish, which the author said she made with eggplant instead (and I had an abundance of eggplant). I used pork, since one of my guests has heart palpitations from beef. Oh, and it turns out I was out of shallots, so I had to use onions instead. It was amazing. I never thought eggplant could actually taste good.
This book could be called Shallots instead of Burma. You need a lot of shallots. The recipes are all well suited to cooking in a Western kitchen, but still feel like what I'd imagine food is really like in Burma. I really don't know if they really are like Burmese food, but I trust the author. You will need to probably visit a specialty store (or the internet) because the main ingredients are not 100% megamart safe, but the bulk of the items are available easily.
And you will need lots of shallots.
Also, her other books are all awesome as well. I heartily recommend all of them in addition to this book.
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Initial post: Jan 8, 2013, 11:56:42 AM PST
Very good point on the Shallots, although I haven't had much trouble substituting in many recipes
Posted on Mar 7, 2014, 10:10:05 AM PST
Cynthia S. Froning says:
Shallots and tumeric. Don't forget the tumeric. :)
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