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The Complete Asian Cookbook - Charmaine Solomon

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Published: 1st November 2011
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Spices, imaginatively used, are the outstanding feature of Indian and Pakistani cookery-subtle or pungent, hot or mild, there is something to suit every palate.

This is a completely revised and updated edition of Charmaine Solomon's influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook. Instantly heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, The Complete Asian Cookbook covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from fifteen countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, The Philippines, China, Korea and Japan). Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine's recipes are straightforward, simple to follow and work every time.

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). The Complete Asian Cookbook is a book that belongs in the kitchens of every household.

About the Author

Charmaine Solomon comes from a family of exceptionally good cooks. 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. Charmaine is now recognised as one of the most knowledgeable (and practical) writers on Asian food. She has taught Southeast Asian, Chinese and international cooking, and her books are sold throughout the world. 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.

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  • Informative (4)
  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Quality photos (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    5.0

    A must for every budding cook

    By Nick

    from Sydney AU

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Fun
    • Great Ideas
    • Great Recipes
    • Informative
    • Quality Photos
    • Well Written

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      • Becoming Inspired
      • Learning New Techniques
      • Reference
      • Trying New Dishes

      Comments about The Complete Asian Cookbook:

      I've owned this book for 30 years, now I've bought copies for my daughter and daughter inlaw its a book that has all the styles of Asian cooking in easy to understand recipes.

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      5.0

      Great Value

      By Robbity Bob

      from Sydney

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      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Great Recipes
      • Informative

      Cons

      • Not enough photos

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      Comments about The Complete Asian Cookbook:

      Great book, great value for money, however, just wished there were more photos.

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      5.0

      highly recommended

      By yournana

      from North Queensland

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        Comments about The Complete Asian Cookbook:

        This book is an excellent reference with information about all of the ingredients used. The recipes are easy to follow and delicious to eat. It is my favourite book to try new recipes from and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in cooking Asian food.

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        A classic work

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          • Learning New Techniques
          • Reference
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          Comments about The Complete Asian Cookbook:

          I lost my original edition of this wonderful work during a move. I am really happy to have found this version, and it is now in use at my home.
          Thank you.

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          "I cherish and refer to [it] often because it is so thorough going and authoritative in its subject matter, and the recipes are uncommonly well written and authentic." --Craig Claiborne, author, "New York Times Cookbook"

          ISBN: 9781742701448
          ISBN-10: 1742701442
          Audience: General
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 648
          Published: 1st November 2011
          Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 24.5  x 4.0
          Weight (kg): 2.58