Simply Asian

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2004 - Cooking - 170 pages
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'My idea of modern Asian food is not muddled, fusion food. Rather it is food respecting its traditions but looking forward, to the future. In this book I have taken a modern, light approach to the cooking and food styles of South-East Asia, creating recipes with an underlying freshness that really enlivens the palate. These are my all-time favourite dishes - ones that are easy to prepare, strong on flavour and big on impact. This is food that celebrates the essence of day-to-day eating. Just add a bowl of silky noodles, a mound of steamed rice and some stir-fried Chinese greens, and you've got a feast to share with six or eight of your closest friends! All things Asian have fascinated me for more the 30 years. My hope is that this book will help you to unlock the flavours of Asian food and to cook modern Asian food simply - and that you will come to love it as much as I do.'

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About the author (2004)

Neil started eating in Asian restaurants in the back streets of Sydney under his parent's influence at the age of seven. He thought feasts of braised pork, chilli mud crabs and dried abalone were quite normal for an Aussie kid. It wasn't until a few years later that he realised most Australians had only ever experienced the sweet and sour pork, chicken chow mein and fried rice style Asian cuisine.Starting out at the age of 19, Neil worked his way around some of Sydney's to restaurants, honing the skills and techniques that have be his personal style. Since the opening of Rockpool, his flagship restaurant in the heart of Sydney, his ventures have traced the trends in modern Australian dining - from Wockpool, Rockpool's younger Asian sister, to the cafe at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Neil Perry has also pioneered restaurant-quality in-flight catering for Qantas - and continues to set the trends in modern Australian dining

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