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Green Mangoes and Lemon Grass
Southeast Asia's Best Recipes from Bangkok to Bali

by Wendy Hutton

Green Mangoes 
Celebrated culinary enthusiast Wendy Hutton embraces the rich diversity of Southeast Asian cuisine in Green Mangoes and Lemon Grass: Southeast Asia's Best Recipes from Bangkok to Bali. A tour-de-force of good eating, the book offers a whirlwind journey of Singapore and its cosmopolitan delights, Thailand's sinfully spicy dishes, and the refreshing, healthful fare of Vietnam. From roadside to restaurant, Hutton presents a lip-smacking culinary tour of Southeast Asia's most scrumptious food. Featuring a bounty of superb recipes, this lavish cookbook will inspire an Asian festival of food in your very own kitchen.

Capitalizing on the arrowing availability in supermarkets of lemon grass, greens, and other fresh Asian produce, Green Mangoes and Lemon Grass puts these readily available ingredients into trouble-free recipes. Traits such as these make this volume a timely addition to the cook's library.

Marrying meat, fish, vegetables, and poultry to Asian flavors, Hutton produces tantalizing delights such as: Barbcued Pork, Cashew and Herb Salad, Green Mango and Smoked Fish Salad, Laotian Chicken with Onions and Tomatoes, Chicken Soup with Lime, Chilies and Basil, Spicy Beef Soup, Spicy Nonya Rice Vermicelli Salad, and Water Chestnut or Sweet Corn Creams. Complemented by dozens of full-color photography by Masano Kawana, this handsome cookbook is as stunning a visual journey as it is a culinary one.

About the Author

Wendy Hutton is a writer and editor specializing in cuisine and travel. She is the author of Tropical Asian Cooking, A Cook's Guide to Asian Vegetables, and a number of Periplus Nature Guides on tropical vegetables, fruits, and herbs and spices. She has over 35 years of experience exploring and documenting the food of every country in Asia. She lives in Sabah, Malaysia.


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Green Mangoes and Lemon Grass
Southeast Asia's Best Recipes from Bangkok to Bali
By Wendy Hutton
With a Foreword by Charmaine Solomon
Periplus Editions
$35.00. Hardcover 224 pp
ISBN: 0-7946-0157-X
Information provided by the publisher.


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