Curry & Kimchi: Flavor Secrets for Creating 70 Asian-Inspired Recipes at Home
This beautiful book is going to be an essential addition to your collection. It is not just a recipe book for crafting amazing dishes; it contains the recipes for making the sauces at the heart of your favorite Asian-Inspired meals, and then the recipes to use those sauces, as well as the essential condiments, pickles, and dressings that truly elevate the dish. So, you get the best of both, accompanied by stunning photos that will make your mouth water. The book is great at teaching as well, for example by explaining the need to balance salt, spice, fat, acid, sweet, and umami, which you see repeated again and again throughout the book. Just understanding that concept makes you look at each recipe with a new intention, working out what element is satisfied by each ingredient, in this book and even in your other cooking. There are a few recipes that at first seem a little out of place, like chili con carne or macaroni and cheese, but they end up fitting in quite well, happily jostling elbows with Korean spaghetti, Shiitake mushroom and tofu phad thai, zesty Jalapeno cabbage slaw, and pork carnitas tacos. It’s an eclectic recipe mix that works wonderfully, just like the meals you will create with them.
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