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What should my next asian cookbook be?

Westy Jul 19, 2011 07:33 AM

In the mood to expand my Asian cooking frontier. I have a good set of cookbooks, ranging from Thai (Tommy Tang's, Keo's), Asian fish (Roy Yamaguchi), classic Chinese (Babrabra Tropp, Leung, Key to Classic Chinese), modern fusion (Michelle Yeo, Occidental Tourist).

The goal: Great weekenight Asian food. am fine with unusual ingredients,a nd have cooked for awhile. not interested in making sushi.

Thoughts welcome.


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  1. ChefJune RE: Westy Jul 19, 2011 09:24 AM

    If you don't have "Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge," by Grace Young, I think you'll enjoy both the recipes and the stories.

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      Westy RE: ChefJune Jul 20, 2011 07:45 AM

      Thanks! On a similar vein, have you tried:
      1. My Grandmothers Chinese Kichen
      2. Harry Hung ( a Hunanese cuisine book)
      3. The 7th daughter
      4. Asian Grandmothers

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      cocktailhour RE: Westy Jul 19, 2011 11:49 AM

      older books with great recipes and ideas for inspiration: Terrific Pacific Cookbook, Big Flavors of the Hot Sun (goes beyond Asian).

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        Westy RE: cocktailhour Jul 19, 2011 12:12 PM

        Nice! I remember Terriffic Pacific from the library in MA when we lived there.

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