Cradle of Flavor

Cradle of Flavor

Home Cooking From the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore

Book - 2006
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The first book to reveal the undiscovered jewels of Southeast Asian cuisine.

Just when you thought you knew everything about Asian food, along comes James Oseland's Cradle of Flavor. Oseland has spent two decades exploring the foods of the Spice Islands. Few can introduce us to the birthplace of spice as he does. He brings us the Nyonya dishes of Singapore and Malaysia, the fiery specialties of West Sumatra, and the spicy-aromatic stews of Java. Oseland culled his recipes from twenty years of intimate contact with home cooks and diverse markets. He presents them here in easily made, accessible recipes, perfect for today's home cook. Included is a helpful glossary (illustrated in color in one of the picture sections) of all the ingredients you need to make the dishes and where and how to buy them. With Cradle of Flavor, fans of Javanese Satay, Singaporean Stir-Fried Noodles, and Indonesian curries can finally make them in their own kitchen.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2006.
ISBN: 9780393054774
Characteristics: 384 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,26 cm.


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fillups Sep 10, 2015

A remarkable book. This book is more than a cookbook. The author James Oseland explains much of the history as well as the cooking techniques and ingredients before digging into the actual recipes. The section on sambals and other side dishes is wonderful just on its own but there is much more here. In addition to the stellar information the book is beautifully laid out and photographed. Some of the ingredients are a little hard to find in an American market. Happily, Oseland also gives information on substitution.

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