qThe little known cultures and cuisine of northern Laos are the source of the recipes, contributed by Laos' local ethnic groups and Luang Namtha Province's oldest and most renown ecolodge. Few outsiders have the opportunity to explore the foods of northern Laos in depth. Much of it is only available in people's homes and villages or from the cooking pots of local stalls and markets. Restaurants generally present 'pan Asian' dishes to meet tourist's expectations and the locals' need for different tastes than a home cooked meal. Cookbooks on Lao food are scarce and until now, did not cover Lao cuisine north of Luang Prabang. But now, Food from Northern Laos describes the dishes, ingredients and cooking arts of this scarcely known cuisine within its cultural context. With this book, we hope Lao cooking will gain the recognition it deserves. Eighty-eight dishes from Lao, Kmhmu', Tai Dam, Tai Yuan, Tai Lue Akha are presented in clear, simple recipes. Sprengers' stunning photography of the province's people and, food preparation in village homes and at The Boat Landing Guest House and Restaurant ties the dishes to their indigenous setting. unique cookbook includes: A photo-illustrated glossary of ingredients and substitutions ; Descriptions of Lao preparation and cooking techniques ; An explanation of traditional cooking equipment ; A bibliography, including web links.q --Publisher.... 173, 177 As accompaniment to kao poon 145 Lao green papaya salad 141 Papaya salad 68 Parboiled vegetable salad ... pumpkin/squash soup 98 Kao soi with parboiled vegetables 76 Luang Namtha fried noodles 80 Mild soup with tofu, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Food from Northern Laos|
|Publisher||:||Galangal Press - 2010-01-01|