Asian grandmothers--whether of Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, or Indian descent--are the keepers of the cultural, and culinary, flame. Their mastery of delicious home-cooked dishes and comfort food makes them the ideal source for this cookbook. Author Pat Tanumihardja has assembled 130 tantalizing dishes from real Chinese fried rice to the classic Filipino Chicken Adobo to the ultimate Japanese comfort dish Oyako donburi. This is hearty food, brightly flavored, equally good to look at and eat. Flavors range from soy and ginger to hot chiles, fragrant curries, and tart vinegars. The author has translated all of the recipes to work in modern home kitchens. Many of them have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations without written recipes, and some appear in tested and written form for the first time. An exhaustive Asian Pantry glossary explains the ingredients, from the many kinds of rice and curries to unfamiliar but flavorful vegetables.
- Used Book in Good Condition
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Sasquatch Books; 1 edition (August 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157061752X
- ISBN-13: 978-1570617522
- Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 7.2 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Average Customer Review (32 customer reviews)
A book above my other cookbooks, By Francis Law 'San Diego, CA'
November 15, 2009
Patricia did a really good job in creating this cookbook with not just beautiful images but also the recipes are taste-proof (meaning that the dishes in this book has been cooked and for sure been worth the word - yummy!!! to be placed in the book!) This is indeed a great find as there is a lot of recipes and I know some of you out there prefer images, however this book is going to cook your way into your stomach. Do not be afraid to get one as this is on my top favorite cookbooks to choose from when cooking for friends!Most of the dishes in here has been a long-time favorite, and I am licking my lips just typing about the it... heeheeA book not only has history of flavor, but also a mixed of wonderful imagination of taste!Hope you will enjoy the book as much as I do and not be afraid to try try try!Cheers :))
A Wealth of Knowledge and Flavor, By Thom Mitchell
December 25, 2009
For those of us who didn't grow up near our grandmothers or weren't lucky enough to grow up eating Asian American food - Ms. Tanumihardja brings us into the kitchens and cultures of so many amazing women. The recipes span the entire Asian Pacific region and Ms. Tanumihardja has taken the time to transcribe the recipes into easily understood and replicated instructions that clearly walk you through each step of making a dish. It's almost as if each grandmother is in the kitchen with you telling you all of her cooking secrets.She also includes beautiful and informative photographs and descriptions of ingredients for all of the cuisines covered. She clearly illustrates the uses and differences of each variety of noodle, various vegetables, all of the sauces, etc. But she is also aware of that some ingredients can be hard to come by, and so helpfully lists acceptable substitutions where possible. As good as all of the recipes are though, I found the stories by and about the...