Asian markets remain the last mystery to the West - until now! Charmaine Solomon's "Asian Food" will lead you through Asian cuisine, from Goa to Kyoto, from Myanmar to Manila, shedding light on the shapes, aromas, colours and flavours that enrich these far-flung exotic lands. Comprehensive and clearly organised, "Asian Food" features illustrations of selected ingredients to aid identification, as well as evocative photographs; a recipe index and an index which includes non-English terminology. Take the challenge. With this practical and definitive guide to Asian cookery as your guide explore the last frontier of world cuisine - and create more simple and exciting dishes than you'd ever before thought possible.
CHARMAINE SOLOMON is your ideal guide. Her forty years' experience - writing, cooking and exploring the breadth of Asia - is the ingredient that brings all other ingredients to life. With Charmaine, cook over 500 recipes made richer still by her anecdotes and reminiscences. Heed her advice on Asian cooking techniques and dare to add flowers to the menu; recognise the fragrance of ginger oil: learn how to best enjoy exotic fruits, such as rambutan, pulasan and mangosteen; and how to make superb korma, curry, biriani and rabri. She also explains the health-giving properties, dangers and curiosities of many common foods.