Author(s): Charmaine Solomon
For generations The Complete Asian Cookbook has been the most well-respected and authentic cookbook on Asian food. Since publication in 1976 it has become one of the most iconic and influential cookbooks in publishing history, garnering a dedicated following worldwide. Now, for the first time, Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work has been divided into a series of six geographical regions, each with a complementary design so they may be collected as a set.
Asian cuisine has a wonderful range of culinary delights that can be simple, complex, fiery, mild, and tantalizing. With page after page of beautiful, authentic Asian dishes, the recipes in The Complete Asian Cookbook Series have been tested and re-tested to ensure the flavor and character of each dish is preserved. The labor-intensive traditional preparation methods have been cut back, making the recipes easy-to-follow for the home cook.
In China, the reader will find an invaluable introduction to the food, culture, and cooking methods of the country, as well as common ingredients. Learn to cook chow mein, the much-loved barbecued pork buns, steamed prawn dumplings, deep-fried fish, Sichuan-style, crowd-pleasing lemon chicken, or delicious Peking duck.
Filled with stunning food photography, The Complete Asian Cookbook Series will guide you through the vast scope of Asian cuisine with authentic recipes that work every time. Start cooking tonight and dine abroad in the Asian country of your choice
Sydney-based Charmaine Solomon started her career in food as a journalist and feature writer for an English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, where she wrote a cookery column dispensing recipes and food ideas with flair. Descended from generations of talented cooks Charmaine is recognised as one of the world's most knowledgeable and practical writers on Asian cooking. She has taught Southeast Asian, Chinese and international cooking, and continues to be inspired by the food traditions across Asia. In putting together The Complete Asian Cookbook, Charmaine travelled widely through many parts of Asia, revisiting familiar places and discovering new ones to ensure that, as always, her recipe development was completely authentic. In recognition of her contribution to food media, Charmaine was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2007.