Cooking with an Asian Accent

Overview

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 Ying’s East-Meets-West journey, a style of contemporary ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$22.66
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (24) from $6.99   
  • New (15) from $16.24   
  • Used (9) from $6.99   
Cooking with an Asian Accent

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$16.49
BN.com price
(Save 45%)$29.99 List Price

Overview

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 Ying’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 body’s Yin-Yang balance, and acts as medicine.

Melding Eastern philosophy with Western-style efficiency, Ying’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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In his new cookbook, Compestine (Revolution is Not a Dinner Party) infuses Eastern philosophy into Western cuisine. The author of 20 books on Chinese culture and cooking creates 125 Asian-infused recipes and presents a contemporary “new cuisine” that is as practical as it is holistic. Rich with guidelines for employing both Western and Asian cooking techniques and tools (including Wok stir-fry, steaming, and outdoor grilling), Compestine’s East-meets-West recipes are adventurous yet easy to prepare. A yin-yang balance of ingredients is the cornerstone of her food-as-medicine approach and shapes the therapeutic value, originality, and simplicity of each recipe. Basic match-made sauces, including green tea–orange, sweet-and-sour chile, spicy honey-basil, and lime-peanut sauces, make excellent condiments for the vegetable, meat, and grilled seafood recipes. A pumpkin seafood hotpot featuring crabmeat epitomizes the East-West culinary alliance, as does a spicy chickpea-avocado salad with sesame sauce. There are also tips on how to select and store basic pantry supplies, along with descriptions of the equipment and technical skills needed to cook these dishes. In “embracing the best of both worlds,” Compestine extends an invitation to Western cooks to try the Chinese approach to dining and encourages them to become fluent in the preparation of Asian-style meals. (Sept.)
Library Journal
12/01/2013
Compestine (Ying's Best One-Dish Meals) has authored numerous books for children and adults. Her newest cookbook compares Asian and Western cooking styles and aims to blend the philosophy of the former with the efficiency of the latter. Like Hiroko Shimbo in Hiroko's American Kitchen: Cooking with Japanese Flavors, the author uses accessible preparations and substitutes hard-to-find ingredients for more conventional ones. Heartwarming hot pot, peach-shrimp spring rolls, coconut-soy milkshake, and other recipes are mostly quick and healthy. Headnotes discuss medicinal benefits in the context of traditional Chinese medicine. VERDICT A health-focused collection of creative new recipes, with many meat and dairy-free choices.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118130759
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 199,150
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

YING COMPESTINE is the former longtime editor of Martha Stewart’s Body & Soul magazine and author of fifteen books for adults and children. Her writing regularly appears in such magazines as Self, Eating Well, Cooking Light, Men’s Health, and Delicious Living.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

East Meets West Pantry

Equipment and Techniques

Sauces, Condiments, and Stocks

Meals in a Pot: Soups, Stews, and Hot Pots

East Meets West Salads

Global Wraps

Meals in a Wok: Stir-Fries

Grilled Food

The Art of Steaming

Sweet Temptations

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)