The Resource Burma: : rivers of flavor, Naomi Duguid, (electronic resource)

Burma: : rivers of flavor, Naomi Duguid, (electronic resource)

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Burma: : rivers of flavor
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Burma:
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rivers of flavor
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Naomi Duguid
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eng
Summary
As Burma opens up after a half century of seclusion, who better than Duguid, the esteemed author of Hot Sour Salty Sweet, to introduce the country and its food and flavors to the West. Located at the crossroads between China, India, and the nations of Southeast Asia, Burma has long been a land that absorbed outside influences into its everyday life, from the Buddhist religion to foodstuffs like the potato. In the process, the people of the country now known as Myanmar have developed a rich, complex cuisine that mekes inventive use of easily available ingredients to create exciting flavor combinations. Salads are one of the best entry points into the glories of this cuisine, with sparkling flavors - crispy fried shallots, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a dash of garlic oil, a pinch of turmeric, some crunchy roast peanuts - balanced with a light hand. The salad tradition is flexible; Burmese cooks transform all kinds of foods into salads, from chicken and roasted eggplant to spinach and tomato. And the enticing Tea-Leaf Salad is a signature dish in central Burma and in the eastern hills that are home to the Shan people. Mohinga, a delicious blend of rice noodles and fish broth, adds up to comfort food at its best. Wherever you go in Burma, you get a slightly different version because, as Duguid explains, each region layers its own touches into the dish. Tasty sauces, chutneys, and relishes, essential elements of Burmese cuisine, will become mainstays in your kitchen, as will a chicken roasted with potatoes, turmeric, and lemongrass; a seafood noodle stir-fry with shrimp and mussels; Shan khaut swei, an astonishing noodle dish made with pea tendrils and pork; a hearty chicken-rice soup seasoned with ginger and soy sauce; and a breathtakingly simple dessert composed of just sticky rice, coconut, and palm sugar. Interspersed throughout the 125 recipes are intriguing tales from the author's many trips to this fascinating but little-known land. One such captivating essay shows how Burmese women adorn themselves with thanaka, a white paste used to protect and decorate the skin. Buddhism is a central fact of Burmese life: we meet barefoot monks on their morning quest for alms, as well as nuns with shaved heads; and Duguid takes us on tours of Shwedagon, the amazingly grand temple complex on a hill in Rangoon, the former capital. She takes boats up Burma's huge rivers, highways to places inaccessible by road; spends time in village markets and home kitchens; and takes us to the farthest reaches of the country, along the way introducing us to the fascinating people she encounters on her travels. The best way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its food, and in Burma: Rivers of Flavor, readers will be transfixed by the splendors of an ancient and wonderful country, untouched by the outside world for generations, whose simple recipes delight and satisfy and whose people are among the most gracious on earth
Summary
Shares information on the culture of Burma and contains Burmese recipes, including hearty pork and vegetable soup, peanut and rice porridge, and fried rice with shallots
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10277225
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Duguid, Naomi
Dewey number
641.59591
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Cooking, Burmese
  • Cooking (Spices)
  • Food
  • Electronic books
  • Burma
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adult
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rivers of flavor
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Burma: : rivers of flavor, Naomi Duguid, (electronic resource)
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MWT11693054
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781579655624
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11693054
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Burma: : rivers of flavor, Naomi Duguid, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11693054
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781579655624
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11693054
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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