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The Rice Book: The Definitive Book on the Magic of Rice, with Hundreds of Exotic Recipes from Around the World
     

The Rice Book: The Definitive Book on the Magic of Rice, with Hundreds of Exotic Recipes from Around the World

by Sri Owen
 

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Containing over 250 rice recipes from around the world, this cookbook also includes information on: the many varieties of rice

the nutritional value

its history and agriculture

the cults, cultures and myths surrounding it

and its importance through the ages.

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Containing over 250 rice recipes from around the world, this cookbook also includes information on: the many varieties of rice

the nutritional value

its history and agriculture

the cults, cultures and myths surrounding it

and its importance through the ages.

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Library Journal
Owen, an Indonesian-born food writer and cookbook author who now lives in England, includes a lengthy introductory section covering rice and history and politics, cultivation, and even the myths and folklore associated with this popular staple grain. This is followed by 200 recipes from a wide variety of international cuisines. Many of these dishes are indeed exotic and will be unfamiliar to American readers; some are somewhat complicated or time-consuming, but the instructions are well written and the headnotes informative. Marie Simmons's Rice, the Amazing Grain ( LJ 12/91) includes dozens of simpler recipes, but most libraries will want Owen's more unusual collection as well.
Booknews
Subtitled, The Definitive Book on the Magic of Rice with Hundreds of Exotic Recipes From Around the World. Preceding the recipe section is about 75 pages of information on rice as a crop, a food, a commodity, and shaper of myths and rituals, governments, and industries, and on the various rice varieties, grades, brands, and types. Illustrated with line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312141325
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.04(d)

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