The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens

The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens

by Patricia Tanumihardja

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The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens by Patricia Tanumihardja

Asian grandmothers — whether of Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, or Indian descent — are the keepers of the cultural, and culinary, flame. Their mastery of delicious home-cooked dishes and comfort food makes them the ideal source for this cookbook. Author Pat Tanumihardja has assembled 130 tantalizing dishes from real Chinese fried rice to the classic Filipino Chicken Adobo to the ultimate Japanese comfort dish Oyako donburi. This is hearty food, brightly flavored, equally good to look at and eat. Flavors range from soy and ginger to hot chiles, fragrant curries, and tart vinegars. The author has translated all of the recipes to work in modern home kitchens. Many of them have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations without written recipes, and some appear in tested and written form for the first time. An exhaustive Asian Pantry glossary explains the ingredients, from the many kinds of rice and curries to unfamiliar but flavorful vegetables.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570616983
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Pat Tanumihardja is a food writer who contributes articles to Saveur, Sunset, Seattle magazine, and Seattle Metropolitan. She grew up in Singapore and lives in Monterey, CA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Using This Book and Menu Planning xi

Techniques and Equipment xiii

1 The Asian Pantry: A Glossary of Ingredients 1

2 Foundations: Staples and Stocks 29

Profile of a Grandma: Kimiye Hayashi 44

3 Tidbits, Purses, and Parcels 47

Profile of a Grandma: Ellen Shyu Chou 72

4 Savory Soups 75

Profile of a Grandma: Merla See 100

5 On the Side 103

Profile of a Grandma: Niloufer Gupta 140

6 The Centerpiece 143

Profile of a Grandma: Keo Choulaphan 176

Profile of a Grandma: Daisy Kushino 200

Profile of a Grandma: Nellie Wong 218

7 Feeding a Crowd: Potlucks, Parties, and Festivals 221

Profile of a Grandma: Sang Jung Choi 252

8 Comfort Food and One-Wok Meals 255

Profile of a Grandma: Alvina Mangrai 292

9 Sweets, Sips, and Slurps 295

Profile of a Grandma: Gloria Santos 332

Beyond This Cookbook: Resources 335

Selected Bibliography 337

Conversion Tables 339

Index 341

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Authentic. Who can argue with anyone's grandmother?
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