From the time of its first publication in 1970 “South East Asian Food” established itself as the authoritative book on the dishes of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is now 32 years old and to celebrate the anniversary of this classic cookery book it has been fully revised and updated and remains a useful and authentic South East Asian cookery book for anyone interested in the culinary delights of Asia. This book serves as a guide to cooks who wish to enjoy the true freshness and variety of South East Asian food by cooking it for themselves. It also aims to convey a sense of a rich and diverse set of culinary traditions.
About the Author
Rosemary Brissenden has visited South East Asia for many years and has become familiar with the countries and cuisines. She published the first English langauge cookbook of its kind – South East Asian Food
–This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I use it for daily cookery, as well as for special occasions. The flavors do not disappoint!
I have the 1970 paperback version of this book purchased in 71 in Malaysia. The notes, comments and writing style are excellent. The results from these recipes taste exactly like what I ate in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. I especially prize it for the Malay and Sumatran recipes. The “Malaysian” cookbooks I have found in the U.S. are mostly Straights Chinese recipes with very few dishes a Malay would cook -at least back in 70-73. All the recipes are from scratch so may take a bit of time to prepare. This is not a book for you if you tend towards 30 minutes or under meals.
I’d agree with John Markwell’s review. This is a wonderful book, and a really useful reference to any cook who seriously wants to recreate S-E Asian food. As the world gets smaller, it becomes far easier to get the essential ingredients for authentic recipes – curry leaves, tamarind, etc. Well worth your dollar.
- Title: South East Asian Food
- Autor: Rosemary Brissenden
- Publisher (Publication Date): Grub Street (July 31, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1740667778 | 1904010423
- ISBN-13: 978-1740667777 | 978-1904010425
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