Some More “Go To” Cookbooks

October 20th, 2010
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In an earlier post I provided three nifty books to tap into to help feed your Pan Asian cooking addiction, and thought I’d add a few more to keep the nourishment going.

  • Pan-Asian Express: Quick Fixes for Asian-Food Fans (Barbara Witt) is for anyone who loves Asian food, whether it’s Chinese, Thai, Indian, or Vietnamese this great book helps users to “grasp the generalities of Asian cooking” in a no-nonsense manner. There are over 100 recipes to peruse and the author showcases how Asian flavors can be used to add pizzazz to every day cuisine.
  • 30 Minute Asian Meals: 250 Quick, Tasty & Healthy Recipes From Around Asia (Marie M. Wilson) contains over 250 recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare (which just so happens to be the same amount of time it typically takes to make rice)! Reviewers have commented that the cookbook’s promise of “quick and tasty meals” is definitely one that is lived up to.
  • Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More (Andrea Nguyen) takes readers through dishes by dough type, including filled pastas, thin skins, stuffed buns, rich pastries and more. Japanese pork and shrimp pot stickers, Filipino chicken and egg buns, and spicy potato samosas whet the appetite and show the diversity of the offerings the author provides. Also showcased are dessert dumplings such as fried banana spring rolls, and milk dumplings in cardamom and saffron syrup. Also included are sections on sauces, seasonings, stocks, and key ingredients to round out a superb collection that reviewers call “frighteningly delicious.”

I would say “happy reading;” but I think “happy eating” is more in order!

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