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Indonesian Regional Cooking
     

Indonesian Regional Cooking

by Sri Owen
 
The many islands of Indonesia are rich with traditional and regional culinary dishes. This tantalizing collection of recipes encompasses all regions of the vast country-sumatra, Kalimantan, Silas, Maluku, Bali, Java, Madura, and Jakarta-and features distinctive staples -rice, fish, chili peppers, coconut, and apices -that make it unique.

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The many islands of Indonesia are rich with traditional and regional culinary dishes. This tantalizing collection of recipes encompasses all regions of the vast country-sumatra, Kalimantan, Silas, Maluku, Bali, Java, Madura, and Jakarta-and features distinctive staples -rice, fish, chili peppers, coconut, and apices -that make it unique.

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Library Journal
Author of The Rice Book (LJ 2/15/94) and several other Indonesian cookbooks, Owen is on a mission to save an endangered species-the regional dishes of her homeland. Because Indonesia has no real restaurant tradition, and there has been little interest until recently in writing down recipes, many classic dishes are in fact likely to lapse into obscurity. Owen presents more than 100 traditional recipes arranged by region; although she has adapted and updated some dishes, they remain true to the authentic versions. The lengthy headnotes reflect the author's extensive, painstaking research. An ambitious and authoritative work, for most collections.
Barbara Jacobs
Owen writes with zeal about the gastronomic culture of her native land; she's quick to scold those who dare trespass on original recipes or otherwise defile what she calls "endangered cuisine." In a thoughtful series of long and short essays, spiked with more than 120 dishes, the author guides the reader to the major islands that constitute Indonesia; the variations in cuisine are eye-opening. Her desire to spread the word extends not only to specific recommendations for ingredient and spice substitutes, but also to techniques, including how to cook rice and open coconuts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312118327
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.01(d)

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