Pros: Detailed introduction to a new part of the world
Cons: Not all ingredients are readily available.
Reviewed by Wayne Crich Sometimes the closest thing to travel we can experience is food. There is nothing quite like tasting a new cuisine, that first moment of surprise and hopefully of delight as we sample for the first time a raft of new and different flavour combinations. Australians love to travel and I as I asked around none of my friends had actually been to Northern Laos close to the Chinese and Burmese borders. So this book was really going to show me something new. Culloty has taken the time to not only research the regions food but to delve into the ingredients and explain them in detail. The book begins by explaining the diverse ethic cultures...(read more)