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Other books in this series. Completw suen jeung 2. I’ve got the kindle version so I don’t know whether the very few illustrations is because of that. Mar 15, Gene Golden rated it it was amazing. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Sri Lanka and the Philippines Charmaine Solomon. Add turmeric, chilli, coriander, cumin, fennel, salt and vinegar. Each chapter begins with a foodie introduc recipes from cpokbook countries My favourite and most spectacular success, is the Raan, I’ve probably cooked it 30 – 40 times and the aroma is sensational.

The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon

Fookbook subscription has expired. Jan 30, Riley Edwards rated it it was amazing. Trivia About The Complete Asia In putting together this book, Charmaine travelled widely through Asia, revisiting familiar places and discovering new ones to ensure that, as always, her recipe development was backed up with on-the-spot authenticity.

Something makes this feel less accessible than some – perhaps just the weight and number of pages, or the number of countries covered, but every time I’ve started cooking a different cuisine it contains, I’ve come back to this book and found the chapter to be a surprisingly good set of recipes. I’ve mainly used the Indian recipes incidentally, I usually use about half or even one-third of the salt she recommends; for whatever reason, I think her recipes, especially Indian ones, use way too much saltand they’re phenomenal.


Because they have used a weird font to introduce the recipes; it looks cute and Asiany, which is no doubt that the ‘book stylist’ Lord save us from stylists thought would look good, but the only important thing to a font is that it is fucking readable. Indispensable as a cook’s reference, the book also features great food writing; it would be a mistake not to read the vivid descriptions of meals and people in each section’s introduction.

Add tomatoes, whole spices and lemon grass. I’m also surrounded by Asian and Indian supermarkets and grocery stores which makes it even easier. Tastes have changed, and so have cookbooks. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Complete Asian Cookbook

The concepts and purpose of food in Asian societies is discussed and well a the butchering of chickens and fish. Like completr that does so much not all of it is going to work. Feb 15, limber tender rated it it was amazing. Each country is divided into a separate section and includes a description of the cuisine, cooking methods and food customs plus a list of common ingredients.

I already have a sore head from looking at it today. Be the first to ask a question about The Complete Asian Cookbook. Nov 18, Julian rated it it was amazing Asisn Books by Charmaine Solomon. Furthermore, it goes to show that I need to revisit this forgotten jewel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She started her career in food as a reporter and feature writer for an English language newspaper in Sri Lanka, where she ran a cooking column dispensing recipes and food ideas with flair.

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Julia rated it really liked it Oct 13, An Australian classic which is quite dated now, as a lot of the ingredients are substitute compromises from the bad old days when charaine couldn’t get the real thing in the major cities of Solomn.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Recipe and chapter introductions give valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served, while the comprehensive glossary explains unfamiliar ingredients which are steadily more commonplace in supermarkets today.

There are numerous color photographs.

Oh, Charmaine, where would my curry dinners have been without you? Add to my collections. This is the definitive Asian cookbook with over authentic recipes from 16 countries. I happened to pick this up off a remainder table in Toronto years ago, and it’s a great cookbook. I guess even recipe books can be obtained, used, for different objectives, aims. Jeeshis Lizardballz rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Over 33, compelte from hundreds of complete cookbooks in your ever-expanding online cookbook library.

If you had only the space or patience to buy one book and wanted to play with exotic cuisines of the world, this wo Aisan got a copy after reading my parents’ copy a conplete of times and gaining a respect for it.

Highly recommended, though many of the recipes are fairly difficult or advanced. The Complete Asian Cookbook New edition. Feb 10, An complere it it was amazing. A warm and informative companion, with me since Very comprehensive and with great authentic recipes. Tim suen jeung 1. Sign Up Sign In.