The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook by Patricia Tanumihardja
Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens

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Asian grandmothers, whether of Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, or Indian descent; are the keepers of the cultural, and culinary, flame. Their mastery of delicious home-cooked dishes and comfort food makes them the ideal source for this cookbook. Author Pat Tanumihardja has assembled 130 tantalizing dishes from real Chinese fried rice to the classic Filipino Chicken Adobo to the ultimate Japanese comfort dish Oyako donburi. This is hearty food, brightly flavored, equally good to look at and eat. Flavors range from soy and ginger to hot chiles, fragrant curries, and tart vinegars. The author has translated all of the recipes to work in modern home kitchens. Many of them have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations without written recipes, and some appear in tested and written form for the first time. An exhaustive Asian Pantry glossary explains the ingredients, from the many kinds of rice and curries to unfamiliar but flavorful vegetables.
 

About Patricia Tanumihardja

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Patricia Tanumihardja is a food writer who contributes articles to Saveur, Sunset, Seattle, and Seattle Metropolitan magazines. She grew up in Singapore, and has degrees from the University of Washington and Boston University. She is a member of IACP and the Asssocation of Asian American Journalists. She lives in Arlington, VA, and Seattle, WA.
 
Published June 1, 2010 by Sasquatch Books. 373 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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Christian Science Monitor

Both dishes feed many, are tasty even at room temperature, and are well-loved by all and featured in 'The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook' by Patricia Tanumihardja.

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Zester Daily

It used to be that Asian foods served in American restaurants had to be Anglicized into submission, leading to such hybrid creations as fried chicken coated in lollipop-sweet lemon sauce or California rolls stuffed with avocado, crab and mayo.

Apr 24 2013 | Read Full Review of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbo...

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