Cooking with an Asian Accentby Ying Compestine
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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.
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.
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- First Edition
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- 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.
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