Synopses & Reviews
In Cooking with an Asian Accent, award-winning author Ying Compestine, a nationally renowned authority on Asian culture and cuisine, reveals how to make delicious home-cooked meals that nourish the senses and the soul using accessible ingredients, simple preparations, and thrilling flavors. Cooking with an Asian Accent is not another traditional Asian or "quick-meals" cookbook. It offers a new cuisine created through Yingand#8217;s East-Meets-West journey, a style of contemporary cooking that brings three essential principles of Asian cuisine into the Western kitchen: food that satisfies the senses, harmonizes the bodyand#8217;s Yin-Yang balance, and acts as medicine. Melding Eastern philosophy with Western-style efficiency, Yingand#8217;s recipes offer a balanced approach to cooking everything from quick and healthy soups, salads, and stir-fries to sauces, condiments, and desserts. Accompanied by beautiful full-color photography and inspirational personal stories, this accessible, engaging book is ideal for anyone who aspires to home cooking that is simple, delicious, and revitalizing.
Now busy home cooks can bring the fantastic flavors of Thai cuisine into the kitchen with a simple trip to the grocery store. Nancie McDermott, experienced cook, teacher, and author of the best-selling cookbook Real Thai, presents this collection of 70 delicious recipes that focus on easy-to-find ingredients and quick cooking methods to whip up traditional Thai. With recipes like Crying Tiger Grilled Beef, Grilled Shrimp and Scallops with Lemongrass, Sticky Rice with Mangoes, and Thai Iced Tea, along with McDermott's highly practical array of shortcuts, substitutions, and timesaving techniques, anyone can prepare home-cooked authentic Thai meals -- as often as they like.
McDermott's highly practical array of shortcuts, substitutions and timesaving techniques will help anyone master recipes like Crying Tiger Grilled Beef right in their own kitchens.
Seventy-five great recipes for easy Thai cooking at home.
A beautiful and personal cookbook that shows how to blend the best of Eastern and Western cooking for fabulous flavors and healthy eating.
About the Author
Nancie McDermott is a food writer and cooking teacher specializing in the cuisine of Thailand, where she spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her food articles have appeared in numerous magazines, and she is the author of the perennially popular cookbook, Real Thai.
Alison Miksch's photographs have been featured in many magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, and Shape. She lives in Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
East Meets West Pantry
Equipment and Techniques
Sauces, Condiments, and Stocks
Meals in a Pot: Soups, Stews, and Hot Pots
East Meets West Salads
Meals in a Wok: Stir-Fries
The Art of Steaming