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Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint

A lesson for cooks as much as he scribed a lesson for living

Jim Berman

Pros: Articulate, engaging writing with colorful memoir

Cons: Not as much cookbook as treatise on a few dishes

Ivan Ramen by Ivan Orkin (Author) with Chris Ying (Author) Reviewed by Jim Berman   Ivan Orkin wrote a cookbook as much as he penned a piece on motivation. He wrote about the nuance of subtle, nearly unperceivable flavor as much as he composed a book on survival.  He wrote a lesson for cooks as much as he scribed a lesson for living. Ivan Ramen is a timely prescription for...
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Solid But Dated Introduction
Solid But Dated Introduction
Classic Home Cooking
Classic Home Cooking
Very Solid Primer On A Highly Specialized Skill
Very Solid Primer On A Highly Specialized Skill

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Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint

Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint

“Ivan Ramen by Ivan Orkin (Author) with Chris Ying (Author) Reviewed by Jim Berman   Ivan Orkin wrote a cookbook as much as he penned a piece on motivation. He wrote about the nuance of subtle, nearly unperceivable flavor as much as he composed a book on survival.  He wrote a lesson for cooks as much as he scribed a lesson for living. Ivan Ramen is a timely prescription for...” --Jim Berman

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The Healthy Chinese Cookbook: Mouthwatering Authentic No-Fat Low-Fat East Asian Food

The Healthy Chinese Cookbook: Mouthwatering Authentic No-Fat Low-Fat East Asian Food

With over 500 colour photographs in total, encyclopedic information about materials, techniques and ingredients, and a classic collection of specially developed and tested recipes, this is the ultimate book for all lovers of Chinese food who want to indul

Thai Cooking (The Essential Asian Kitchen)

Thai Cooking (The Essential Asian Kitchen)

Thailand's unique blends of hot and sweet, sour and salty, make its food utterly different from that of its neighbors, even though many of the ingredients are the same. In Thai Cooking you'll learn how to create over 60 of these delicious blends in your own kitchen--everything from fresh curries and tangy salads to pan-fried noodles and barbecued seafood.

Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province

Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province

“ I bought this after liking Dunlop's first book, Land of Plenty.   This book follows much the same format.  I'm not sure you strictly need both books if you're mainly looking for an intro to Chinese cooking, but if you want to go a little deeper into regional cusine and like her style, they make great companion books.   Personally, I do think a little more writing about what...” --emathias

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The Breath of a Wok: Unlocking the Spirit of Chinese Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore

The Breath of a Wok: Unlocking the Spirit of Chinese Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore

When Grace Young was a child, her father instilled in her a lasting appreciation of wok hay, the highly prized but elusive taste that food achieves when properly stir-fried in a wok. As an adult, Young aspired to create that taste in her own kitchen. Her quest to master wok cooking led her throughout the United States, Hong Kong, and mainland China. Along with award-winning photographer Alan...

Cook it Yourself Stir-Fry Chinese Cooking

Cook it Yourself Stir-Fry Chinese Cooking

Cook it Yourself Stir-fry Chinese Cooking is for anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to learn to cook Chinese food at home. The guide uses simple ingredients with modern and easy cooking methods with clear instructions for stir-frying from start to finish. The recipes include the most popular, authentic Chinese dishes and some of my own personal special recipes. Here you can find the secret to...

Soup Soup Soup

Soup Soup Soup

This book contains 38 recipes of hot and cold soups from the cultures of China and 6 recipes of Japan and the West. Every exciting recipe in this book is illustrated with bilingual English and Chinese Language and full color pictures, plus 19 pictures depicting various stock preparations, special ingredients and cooking tips.

Asian Ingredients: A Guide to the Foodstuffs of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam

Asian Ingredients: A Guide to the Foodstuffs of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam

First published in 1988, Bruce Cost's Asian Ingredients was immediately hailed as one of the most comprehensive and fascinating books on Asian foodstuffs ever written. Now fully revised and updated, Asian Ingredients offers a wealth of information on identifying and using the often unfamiliar ingredients in traditional bottled condiments. This book's clear black-and-white...

Japanese Cooking: The Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes

Japanese Cooking: The Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes

“ [Discussed as part of multi-review -- click here to read] ” --ChrisLehrer

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