Burma Superstar

Burma Superstar Author DESMOND TAN
ISBN-10 9781607749516
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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From the beloved San Francisco restaurant, a mouthwatering collection of recipes, including Fiery Tofu, Garlic Noodles, the legendary Tea Leaf Salad, and many more. Never before have the vivid flavors of Burmese cooking been so achievable for home cooks. Known for its bustling tables, the sizzle of onions and garlic in the wok, and a wait time so legendary that customers start to line up before the doors even open—Burma Superstar is a Bay Area institution, offering diners a taste of the addictively savory and spiced food of Myanmar. With influences from neighboring India and China, as well as Thailand and Laos, Burmese food is a unique blend of flavors, and Burma Superstar includes such stand-out dishes as the iconic Tea Leaf Salad, Chili Lamb, Pork and Pumpkin Stew, Platha (a buttery layered flatbread), Spicy Eggplant, and Mohinga, a fish noodle soup that is arguably Myanmar’s national dish. Each of these nearly 90 recipes has been streamlined for home cooks of all experience levels, and without the need for special equipment or long lists of hard-to-find ingredients. Stunningly photographed, and peppered with essays about the country and its food, this inside look at the world of Burma Superstar presents a seductive glimpse of this jewel of Southeast Asia.

Burma Superstar

Burma Superstar Author Desmond Tan
ISBN-10 9781607749509
Year 2017-03-16
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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From the beloved San Francisco restaurant, a mouthwatering collection of recipes, including Fiery Tofu, Garlic Noodles, the legendary Tea Leaf Salad, and many more. Never before have the vivid flavors of Burmese cooking been so achievable for home cooks. Known for its bustling tables, the sizzle of onions and garlic in the wok, and a wait time so legendary that customers start to line up before the doors even open--Burma Superstar is a Bay Area institution, offering diners a taste of the addictively savory and spiced food of Myanmar. With influences from neighboring India and China, as well as Thailand and Laos, Burmese food is a unique blend of flavors, and Burma Superstar includes such stand-out dishes as the iconic Tea Leaf Salad, Chili Lamb, Pork and Pumpkin Stew, Platha (a buttery layered flatbread), Spicy Eggplant, and Mohinga, a fish noodle soup that is arguably Myanmar's national dish. Each of these nearly 90 recipes has been streamlined for home cooks of all experience levels, and without the need for special equipment or long lists of hard-to-find ingredients. Stunningly photographed, and peppered with essays about the country and its food, this inside look at the world of Burma Superstar presents a seductive glimpse of this jewel of Southeast Asia.

Burma

Burma Author Naomi Duguid
ISBN-10 9781579655624
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Artisan Books
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Winner, IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel (2013) Naomi Duguid’s heralded cookbooks have always transcended the category to become “something larger and more important” (Los Angeles Times). Each in its own way is “a breakthrough book . . . a major contribution” (The New York Times). And as Burma opens up after a half century of seclusion, who better than Duguid—the esteemed author of Hot Sour Salty Sweet—to introduce the country and its food and flavors to the West. Located at the crossroads between China, India, and the nations of Southeast Asia, Burma has long been a land that absorbed outside influences into its everyday life, from the Buddhist religion to foodstuffs like the potato. In the process, the people of the country now known as Myanmar have developed a rich, complex cuisine that mekes inventive use of easily available ingredients to create exciting flavor combinations. Salads are one of the best entry points into the glories of this cuisine, with sparkling flavors—crispy fried shallots, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a dash of garlic oil, a pinch of turmeric, some crunchy roast peanuts—balanced with a light hand. The salad tradition is flexible; Burmese cooks transform all kinds of foods into salads, from chicken and roasted eggplant to spinach and tomato. And the enticing Tea-Leaf Salad is a signature dish in central Burma and in the eastern hills that are home to the Shan people. Mohinga, a delicious blend of rice noodles and fish broth, adds up to comfort food at its best. Wherever you go in Burma, you get a slightly different version because, as Duguid explains, each region layers its own touches into the dish. Tasty sauces, chutneys, and relishes—essential elements of Burmese cuisine—will become mainstays in your kitchen, as will a chicken roasted with potatoes, turmeric, and lemongrass; a seafood noodle stir-fry with shrimp and mussels; Shan khaut swei, an astonishing noodle dish made with pea tendrils and pork; a hearty chicken-rice soup seasoned with ginger and soy sauce; and a breathtakingly simple dessert composed of just sticky rice, coconut, and palm sugar. Interspersed throughout the 125 recipes are intriguing tales from the author’s many trips to this fascinating but little-known land. One such captivating essay shows how Burmese women adorn themselves with thanaka, a white paste used to protect and decorate the skin. Buddhism is a central fact of Burmese life: we meet barefoot monks on their morning quest for alms, as well as nuns with shaved heads; and Duguid takes us on tours of Shwedagon, the amazingly grand temple complex on a hill in Rangoon, the former capital. She takes boats up Burma’s huge rivers, highways to places inaccessible by road; spends time in village markets and home kitchens; and takes us to the farthest reaches of the country, along the way introducing us to the fascinating people she encounters on her travels. The best way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its food, and in Burma: Rivers of Flavor, readers will be transfixed by the splendors of an ancient and wonderful country, untouched by the outside world for generations, whose simple recipes delight and satisfy and whose people are among the most gracious on earth.

Miss Burma

Miss Burma Author Charmaine Craig
ISBN-10 9780802189523
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Grove Press
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A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country’s history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin’s eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma’s first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family’s past, the West’s ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Based on the story of the author’s mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.

The Burma Cookbook

The Burma Cookbook Author Robert Carmack
ISBN-10 6167339384
Year 2014
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher River Books Press Dist A C
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.One hundred tested and prooved recipes, all authentic and easy to prepare .Not just a cookbook: Introductory chapters about Myanmar and its history, plus specialty subject articles interspersed, from Tea Houses, Scott Market, Local Etiquette, and 2000-year old Shwe Dagon Pagoda .Historical quotes from contemporary travelers interspersed throughout .An illustrated chapter of local ingredients, with shopping substitutes for international readers .Recipe measurements interchangeable in metric, UK and US imperial .Because of the recipes' diversity, this is a cookbook for everyone: Europeans and Americans unfamiliar with Eastern ingredients, and equally for Asians wanting to explore Myanmar's authentic culinary influences .Edwardian retro design, lavishly illustrated and photographed, printed on light matt paper A lavishly photographed cookbook and historic travelogue, tracing contemporary and colonial Burmese dishes over the past century. With its rich traditions of empire, The Burma Cookbookhighlights the best of present-day Myanmar, including foods of its immigrant populations - from the subcontinent, down the Malay peninsula, and Britain itself. The authors spent some ten years researching the book, while organizing and hosting culinary tours to uncover the country's most popular dishes. The authors had exclusive access to The Strand Hotel's collection of historic menus, pictures and photos, while contemporary photography by Morrison Polkinghorne portrays Myanmar street life."

Malaysia

Malaysia Author Ping Coombes
ISBN-10 9781681881850
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When it comes to Southeast Asian fare, Malaysian cuisine is a hidden treasure. The winner of MasterChef 2014, Author Ping Coombes brings Malaysian cuisine into the spotlight, and from her family table to yours, in this beautiful and unique cookbook. Drawing inspiration from her mother and from the late-night stalls and street markets in her hometown of Ipoh, Ping has assembled 100+ authentic and accessible recipes that serve as the perfect introduction to the tastes, textures, and colors of Malaysian fare. Find new household favorites like Malaysian Shrimp Fritters, Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup, Spicy Shrimp and Vermicelli Salad, Nyonya Fried Rice, Chili Pan Mee, Caramel Pork Belly, Malaysian Chicken Curry and Potatoes, Quick Wonton Soup, Pan-fried Seabass with Kecap Manis, Chilli Crab with Fried Mantou, Crispy Squid, Malaysian Fish and Chips, Pork Macaroni, Coconut-filled Pancakes, Banana Spring Rolls, Iced Lemon Grass Tea, Chilli Dark and Stormy, and many more! Chapters include: My Pantry Pastes, Sambals, and Condiments Small Plates and Snacks Salads and Broths Rice and Noodles Fish and Seafood Vegetables and Eggs “English” Food Sweet Things Drinks So “‘sek fan la!"—"come and eat!” and enjoy your introduction to Malaysian cookery.

Nopalito

Nopalito Author Gonzalo Guzmán
ISBN-10 9780399578298
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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A collection of 100 recipes for regional Mexican food from the popular San Francisco restaurant. The true spirit, roots, and flavors of regional Mexican cooking—from Puebla, Mexico City, Michoacán, the Yucatán, and beyond--come alive in this cookbook from Gonzalo Guzman, head chef at San Francisco restaurant Nopalito. Inspired by food straight from the sea and the land, Guzman transforms simple ingredients, such as masa and chiles, into bright and flavor-packed dishes. The book includes fundamental techniques of Mexican cuisine, insights into Mexican food and culture, and favorite recipes from Nopalito such as Crispy Red Quesadillas with Braised Pork and Pork Rinds; Toasted Corn with Crema, Ground Chile, and Queso Fresco; Tamales with Red Spiced Sunflower Seed Mole; and Salsa-Dipped Griddled Chorizo and Potato Sandwiches. Capped off by recipes for cocktails, aqua frescas, paletas, churros, and flan—Nopalito is your gateway to Mexico by way of California. This is a cookbook to be read, savored, and cooked from every night.

The Malaysian Kitchen

The Malaysian Kitchen Author Christina Arokiasamy
ISBN-10 9780544810020
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Irresistible Malaysian recipes for the American home cook, including curries, noodle bowls, stir-fries, street foods, and more A delicious and informal mashup of Southeast Asian and European influences, Malaysian cooking is full of flavor and easy to love. Chef and author Christina Arokiasamy brings it into the American home kitchen. This cuisine borrows from the traditions of Thailand, India, China, and Portugal for dishes as varied as Chili Prawns, Salmon Tandoori, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and Grilled Lamb with Rosemary Pesto. Christina gives recipes for authentic Malaysian favorites like Beef Rendang and Char Kway Teow Noodles, while also sharing her own modern iterations, such as Wok-Fried Spaghetti with Kale. An assortment of sambals and chili sauces—simply thrown together in a blender—get you started on your way to these dishes but are so tasty and versatile you’ll find yourself using them in the rest of your everyday cooking. Vivid on-location photography takes the reader into the spice markets, coffee houses, fishing villages, and kitchen gardens that inspired each recipe.

The Nordic Way

The Nordic Way Author Arne Astrup
ISBN-10 9780451495853
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Based on the practically perfect Nordic Diet, this gimmick-free and scientifically proven approach to eating will help you keep unwanted pounds off for good. Powerhouse experts Arne Astrup, Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, and Christian Bitz know that the Nordic Diet is the “best diet in the world” for getting healthy and staying lean, even into middle age and beyond. As leaders in obesity research, glycemic science, and healthy living, respectively, they’ve learned that eating a specific ratio of proteins, whole grains, and vegetables and incorporating traditional Nordic ingredients such as rye flour, skyr yogurt, and rapeseed oil into one’s diet are the most effective paths to overall health and stable weight. There’s complex science at work behind the Nordic Diet, yet it’s remarkably simple and delicious to adopt. Readers will be able to see significant improvements in their health and weight—and even prevent the dreaded middle-age spread—without ever having to count a single calorie or eliminate carbs, dairy, and meat. Featuring an in-depth look at peer-reviewed studies that support the diet and more than 60 stunningly photographed recipes, The Nordic Way is the health-forward cookbook that readers need to get and stay healthy for life.

Bangkok

Bangkok Author Leela Punyaratabandhu
ISBN-10 9780399578328
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world. Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand’s capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day—until now. In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city—from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok’s spell.

Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse Author Nuno Mendes
ISBN-10 9781607749936
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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A cookbook showcasing the food and atmosphere of London's Chiltern Firehouse, a New York-style brasserie drawing praise and patrons from around the world. London’s most fashionable, most talked about restaurant is Chiltern Firehouse, an iconic landmark and destination built in a stunning Victorian-Gothic firehouse in London’s Marylebone neighborhood. Owned by hotelier André Balazs, whose other properties include the Chateau Marmont and the Mercer Hotel, the exquisitely designed space is overflowing with A-listers every night of the week. What draws them in is the design, but what makes them stay is chef Nuno Mendes's incredible food--crab doughnuts, monkfish cooked over pine, and wood-grilled Iberico pork. Chiltern Firehous goes behind the scenes with exclusive photography and striking design, delves into the Firehouse’s love affair with cocktails, and showcases the acclaimed recipes of Lisbon-born chef Nuno Mendes. Mendes draws on influences from his career split between the United States and Europe to create contemporary dishes with an American accent. With a lush, transporting package, Chiltern Firehouse delivers reimagined classics and bold new flavors, along with the charm of London’s hottest restaurant, to America’s shores.

The Anti Inflammation Cookbook

The Anti Inflammation Cookbook Author Amanda Haas
ISBN-10 9781452147192
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Recent research reveals that inflammation has a negative impact on general wellness and can worsen many common health conditions, including migraines, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, arthritis, and gastrointestinal disorders. The good news? Eating certain foods and avoiding others can be a highly effective way to diminish and manage inflammation. In The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook, professional cook and inflammation sufferer Amanda Haas joins forces with Dr. Bradly Jacobs to explain which foods are beneficial and why and to share 65 delicious, simple inflammation-busting recipes. Sometimes good food can be the best medicine.

The Food of Myanmar

The Food of Myanmar Author Claudia Saw Lwin Robert
ISBN-10 0804844003
Year 2014-02-04
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Myanmar, or Burma as it was previously known, is a land of golden pagodas, mighty rivers and generous deltas. While the beauty of its countryside has long been famous, Myanmar's cuisine has been something of a secret up until now. Myanmar has over 130 ethnic groups and has been called a meeting point for peoples around Asia. This diversity is reflected in the various types of foods that are eaten around the country. This unique Burmese cookbook featuring over 60 recipes, collected from all over the country, reveals the treasures of Burmese cooking. Discover a cuisine that is unique yet acknowledges the culinary traditions of its great neighbors: China and India. Stunning photography coupled with detailed information on ingredients, as well as fascinating insights into the culture of this enigmatic land, make The Food of Myanmar the perfect companion for your adventure into Burmese cuisine. Learn to create such national favorites as: Rice Noodles in Fish Soup Tangy Kaffir Lime Salad Hearty Pork Balls Cooked in Sweet Soya Bean Sauce Sesame-topped Semolina Cake with Coconut Floating Rice Dumplings

The Preservation Kitchen

The Preservation Kitchen Author Paul Virant
ISBN-10 9781607741015
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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The first canning manual and cookbook authored by a Michelin-starred chef and restaurant owner, The Preservation Kitchen reveals a world of endless flavor combinations using revolutionary ideas that bring homemade preserves deliciously to life. Pairing science with art, Paul Virant presents expert preserving techniques, sophisticated recipes, and seasonal menus inspired by the award-winning fare at his restaurant, Vie, in Western Springs, Illinois. Imaginative tangy jams, brandied fruits, zesty relishes, cured meats, and sweet and savory conserves are the focus of the first half of this book, while seasonal menus pairing these preserves with everything from salads and cocktails to poached fish and braised meat compose the second. Brandied Cherries used in Cherry Clafoutis, or as a garnish for the Beer-Jam Manhattan, are a sweet reminder of the summer harvest. And the Chicken Fried Steak with Smoked Spring Onion Relish anticipates warmer days when you’re still deep in winter. Alongside recipes and menus, Virant draws on his extensive technical knowledge and experience to provide detailed and comprehensive guidelines for safe canning practices, testing pH, pressure canning, water bath processing, and storing. But no matter how precise the science, Virant never forgets the art in each handcrafted preserve and thoughtfully developed recipe. His unique approach re-imagines seasonal eating by harmonizing opposite or unusual partnerships: the brightness of summer fruit may be tempered with the earthiness of meats and winter produce, or the delicacy of spring vegetables might be enriched by the robust herbs and spices more typical of fall. The Preservation Kitchen not only demonstrates and instructs, it encourages and explores the limitless possibilities of capturing the seasons in a jar.

India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan Author Charmaine Solomon
ISBN-10 174270686X
Year 2014
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher
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Dedicated to the authentic cuisines of India and Pakistan, a regional entry in the influential Asian cookbook series combines lavish photographs with simplified instructions for traditional cooking methods while introducing cultural ingredients and flavors.