Seductions of Rice

Seductions of Rice

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With a depth of passion and experience, and an ability to embrace and convey richness of place and taste, the authors of the groundbreaking Flatbreads and Flavors and the later award-winning Hot Sour Salty Sweet embarked on a far-reaching excursion to find the world's most essential and satisfying food. Along the way, they experienced firsthand dozens of varieties of rice, offering unimaginable subtleties of taste, as well as a staggering array of foods to accompany them, all providing a simple way to get flavor and variety on the table. Seductions of Rice is the glorious result: two hundred easy-to-prepare dishes from the world's great rice cuisines, illuminated by stories, insights, and more than two hundred photographs of people, places, and wonderful food. Cherished dishes--Chinese stir-frys, Spanish paellas, Japanese sushi, Indian thorans, Thai salads, Turkish pilafs, Italian risottos--are shared not just as recipes, but as time-honored traditions. Seductions of Rice will change the way we eat, the way we prepare and appreciate our food. It's as easy as putting a pot of rice on to cook!No matter where you are, no matter what time of day, you can always order fried rice a€” khao pad a€” and it will almost always be very good. You can order it with chicken, pork, squid, green vegetables, mushrooms, extra garlic, any way you like a€” something like ordering a pizza here. ... It is also cooked at home, almost daily, probably the best way of turning leftover Thai jasmine rice into a quick delicious meal. ... If your larder is almost bare, make it only with garlic, lots of garlic.

Title:Seductions of Rice
Author:Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Publisher:Artisan Books - 2003-04-05


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