February 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Hot Sour Salty Sweet
Welcome to the general discussion thread for the February 2007 cookbook of the month, Hot Sour Salty Sweet by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. Use this thread to make general comments about this cookbook or to discuss the whole cookbook-of-the-month idea.
You may wish to bookmark this thread, as it contains links to all the other threads on this cookbook. Because this cookbook again has so many sections-- 12 in all which contain recipes-- I've posted one thread for every two sections. The first thread, for example, covers the section on sauces, chile pastes, and salsas and the section on simple soups. In addition, I've started one thread for recipe planning, links, and previous picks and pans.
Here's the thread for recipe planning, links, and previous picks and pans:
Here are the links for full length recipe reviews. Please select the appropriate one.
For sauces, chile pastes, and salsa or simple soups:
For salads or rice and rice dishes:
For noodles and noodle dishes or mostly vegetables:
For fish and seafood or poultry:
For beef or pork:
For snacks and street food or sweets and drinks:
Stay tuned for the announcement of a new cookbook of the month organizer, coming soon. Happy cooking!
I'm really enjoying cooking out of this cookbook. The few recipes that I've used have been delicious. The great thing is that there are many recipes that are not that labor intensive and can be pre-prepped and then a quick stir fry. The ingredients, overall, have been accessible.
I've enjoyed the cookbook of the month, but despite my best efforts, my clothes were starting to feel it. With this cookbook, I feel like I am eating lighter and healthier. I feel like I have the best of all possible worlds. I just wish the cookbook were a tad smaller and the print a tad bigger to make it easier for me to read.