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Asian Food & Cooking

 

General Asian

Selected Books

Alford, Jeffrey and Naomi Duguid
Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia
TX724.5.S68 A44 2000
Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid are a Canadian author/photographer couple that travels widely throughout Asia writing wonderful ethnographic cookbooks with fabulous photos. In this book, they follow the Mekong River south, as it flows through the mountain gorges of southern China, to Burma and into Laos and Thailand.
 
Alford, Jeffrey and Naomi Duguid
Seductions of Rice: A Cookbook
q TX809.R5 A434 1998
Although this book covers countries beyond Asia, there is no region that considers rice as important as Asia does.
 
Brissenden, Rosemary
Southeast Asian Food: classic and modern dishes from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
TX724.5.I5 B7 2007
This is an Americanized version of an Australian book.
 
Deseran, Sara
Asian Vegetables: From Long Beans to Lemongrass, a Simple Guide to Asian Produce: Plus over 50 Delicious, Easy Recipes
TX801.D48 2001
This Chronicle book will help you identify some of those interesting but strange vegetables and herbs when you visit Lotus Foods in the Strip District. Then you can finally pick up some taro root or pea shoots and know what to do with them. Nicely illustrated with color photographs.
 
Hair, Jaden
The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner
TX724.5.A1 H32 2009
Jaden Hair was born in Hong Kong, raised in Nebraska and LA, then moved to Florida where she was challenged to find ingredients for Asian food. She started the Steamy Kitchen blog and eventually wrote this cookbook of quick Asian meals.
 
Nguyen, Andrea Quynhgiao
Asian Dumplings: mastering gy¯oza, spring rolls, samosas, and more
q TX724.5.A1 N495 2009x
Who doesn't love dumplings? Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, also has a blog where you can share information about dumplings: Asian Dumpling Tips.
 
Nguyen, Andrea Quynhgiao
Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home
TX814.5.T63 N48 2012
Yes, you can make it at home. Learn more at Nguyen's blog: Viet World Kitchen.
 
Simonds, Nina
Asian Noodles: Deliciously Simple Dishes to Twirl, Slurp, and Savor
TX809.M17 S58 1997
The 75 recipes for fragrant noodle soups, salads, starters, sides and complete suppers will thrill noodle nuts and novices alike.
 
Wang, Yuan, Warren Sheir, and Mika Ono
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life
TX724.5.A1 W36 2010
Award-Winner in the Cookbooks: International category of the 2010 International Book Awards, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen reveals how easy it is to tap into the 3,000-year-old secrets of the Eastern healing arts and use food as therapy.
 
Young, Grace
Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories
TX689.5.Y69 2010
Grace Young follows up on her wonderful Breath of a Wok and explores stir-fry dishes from the Chinese diaspora. For centuries the Chinese have carried their woks to all corners of the earth and re-created stir-fry dishes, using local and sometimes nontraditional ingredients. The old expression: "One wok runs to the sky's edge" means "one who uses the wok becomes master of the cooking world."
 
 

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Burmese (Myanmar)

Selected Books

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Duguid, Naomi
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
TX724.5.B93 D84 2012
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 makes inventive use of easily available ingredients to create exciting flavor combinations.
 

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Indonesian

Selected Books

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Oseland, James
Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore
TX724.5.S68 O84 2006
Oseland, executive editor of Saveur magazine, begins with a lengthy chapter on ingredients and then provides recipes for many dishes, including condiments and street foods.
 
Owen, Sri
The Indonesian Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
TX724.5.I5 O8335 2009x
Author of Indonesian Regional Cooking, Owen spent her childhood in Sumatra and Java during the 1940s.
 

Websites

  • Indochef
    Henk Hardendood's personal interpretation of classical Indonesian dishes as prepared in the Netherlands by Indonesian immigrants and Dutch expatriates.
  • Merry's Kitchen of Indonesian Cuisine
    Compiled by Merry Anwar, an Indonesian living in San Francisco. This site contains over 250 authentic favorite Indonesian recipes, some with pictures.
  • Tempeh
    Less well-known than tofu, tempeh is soybeans that have been bound into a compact white cake by the Rhizopus mold. Tempeh has been a favorite food and staple source of protein in Indonesia for several hundred years and you can now obtain it in the United states.
  • Yumyum Indonesian Recipes
    From the recipe server.
 

Malaysia

Selected Books

For additional books, browse the catalog under the subject heading: Cooking, Malaysian

Marks, Copeland
The Exotic Kitchens of Malaysia
TX724.5.M4 M36 1997
175 easy to follow recipes reflecting the diverse influences of Chinese, Indian, and Muslim Cooking on Malaysian cuisine.
 

Websites

  • Malaysia: The Star Online: Kuali
    A Malaysian Newspaper's Cooking section, "tastes from around the world" but strong on traditional dishes of the far east. The alphabetical guide links to recipes.
 

Philippine (Filipino)

Selected Books

For additional books, browse the catalog under the subject heading: Cooking, Philippine

Aranas, Jennifer M.
The Filipino-American Kitchen: traditional recipes, contemporary flavors
TX724.5.P5 A73 2006
The recipes are based on traditional Filipino ones but adjusted for modern ingredients you can find in America.
 
Besa, Amy and Romy Dorotan
Memories of Philippine Kitchens: Stories and Recipes from Far and Near
TX724.5.P5 B45 2006
The owners and chef at Manhattan's popular Cendrillon restaurant present a fascinating look at Filipino cuisine and culture. With photos and text, they talk about the history of filipino food and filipino ingredients, for which they include recipes.
 
Olizon-Chikiamco, Norma
Filipino Homestyle Dishes: Delicious Meals in Minutes
TX724.5.P5 O45 2004x
Featuring classic recipes as they are prepared in Filipino homes, this book provides quick and easy instructions for delightful snacks, delectable seafood and delicious rice and noodle dishes.
 

Websites

 

Singapore

  • Makan Time in Singapore
    Although the creation of one individual with contributions from his readers, this website on Singapore food is extremely interesting. Check this site out before you take a trip to Singapore.

Last updated Friday October 26 2012.