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Secrets from a Healthy Asian Kitchen

Secrets from a Healthy Asian Kitchen

by Ying Chang Compestine
     
 

The Asian diet has long been touted as one of the most healthful in the world, and in this new collection, Ying Chang Compestine skillfully incorporates key ingredients that are the hallmark of the Asian food pyramid. These foods not only enhance flavor but also promote health.

From ginseng and soy to garlic and green tea, home cooks can create colorful and

Overview

The Asian diet has long been touted as one of the most healthful in the world, and in this new collection, Ying Chang Compestine skillfully incorporates key ingredients that are the hallmark of the Asian food pyramid. These foods not only enhance flavor but also promote health.

From ginseng and soy to garlic and green tea, home cooks can create colorful and creative meals that pack a powerful health benefit.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Compestine (Cooking with Green Tea) delivers another health-oriented book specializing in Asian cuisine and culture. Heavily emphasizing the Chinese belief in balance, Compestine applies the concept to food, which she divides into cool (yin) and hot (yang) foods with neutral foods in between. After starting with an Asian food pyramid to show the balance of a healthy diet, she offers the "Six Key Ingredients to a Healthy Asian Kitchen," which include the staples of ginger, soy and ginseng. Each ingredient is discussed in all its permutations before going on to "Cooking Basics," which contains sections on cooking equipment, methods and other ingredients. Her recipes begin with the basics, flavorful sauces, some aromatic like the Spicy Sesame Sauce, some cool as with the Yogurt-Mint Sauce and ideal accompaniment to spicy or grilled dishes. Finger foods are not forgotten and include the traditional Fresh Spring Rolls, which are given a healthy twist by using dried rice paper wrappers. She then offers Western salads with Asian influence, such as the Spinach Salad with Avocado and Tofu. The salads lead into "Meals in a Wok," where she explains the technique of stir-frying. Filled with tips, variations, cultural notes and anecdotes the book is well-thought-out, accentuating health and applying it to a popular cuisine. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583331279
Publisher:
Avery
Publication date:
07/08/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.82(d)

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Meet the Author

Ying Chang Compestine teaches cooking at the Boulder Heart Institute and at various cooking schools across the country. She is a frequent contributor to Cooking Light magazine and she appears regularly on the Discovery Channel.

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