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The Essential Asian Cookbook is the ultimate guide to the fresh, fragrant and colourful cooking of Asia. Ten years ago, only Chinese and Indian cooking were familiar to most of us, but today, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese food are moving into our everyday cuisine. This book celebrates and demystifies the flavours of the East. With traditional and new recipes side-by-side and practical hints on buying and using Asian ingredients, this is the perfect reference book for cooking Asian food at home.

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Founded in 1977, Whitecap Books has grown to become one of the top ten Canadian-owned book publishing and distribution companies. During the 1970s and early 1980s Whitecap made a name for itself as Canada's foremost producer of full-color gift and coffee table books on Canadian provinces, cities, and natural wonders. The company continues to publish in this area and has launched a 27-book series on Canada and 36 books in the America Series.

Whitecap's list of titles currently consists of more than 300 Canadian-originated titles and more than 1,000 agency listed titles. Whitecap is known for its expertise in the cookbook market. Since 1984, Whitecap has been responsible for some of the most innovative and familiar titles that can be found in kitchens across North America today. In addition to cookery, Whitecap publishes and distributes books on gardening and crafts, photo-scenic, history, arts and entertainment, children's fiction and non-fiction, travel, sports and transportation books.

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ISBN-10:  1551107937 (pbk.)
ISBN-13:  9781551107936 (pbk.)
Author:  Whitecap Books
Genre:  Cookbook
Publisher:  Whitecap Books (December 1998)
Date Published:  (December 1998)
Format:  Paperback: 304 pages, Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 7.6 x 0.9 inches
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review by . December 03, 2008
The Essential Asian CookBook by Whitecap Books
I prefer cookbooks with pictures of the food so that I have a better idea of what I am actually making. This cookbook has lots of beautiful pictures, the recipes are easy to follow, and they also give a timeframe for preparation and cooking so you don't wind out starting something a little more difficult on a weeknight. I followed most of the recipes exactly, with a few exceptions. Since my husband is allergic to fish, I do not use fish oil and I substitute chicken for fish in some cases. I also …
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