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In this delightful Asian cookbook, you'll learn the secrets of vegetarian and vegan Asian cooking--how to blend flavors, textures, aromas and colors--to create full-flavored vegetarian dishes that are missing none of the umami associated with meat and dairy.Each chapter based on seasonal vegetables provides a wide range of choices using produce that is available at that time of year--making it easy to plan a variety of menus that are never dull. Here are just a few examples of the tempting Asian recipes in this book:
Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced writer who reviews restaurants, profiles chefs and artisanal food producers, and writes about travel and food. She was born in Indonesia and brought up in Singapore before moving to the U.S. and settling in Northern Virginia, where she now lives with her husband and son. Growing up in several different food cultures, she learned to appreciate a wide variety of foods and flavors from a young age and learned to cook as soon as she could tell the difference between garlic and ginger. As a writer, she sees the world through a multicultural lens and enjoys covering topics relating to food history and food culture. She contributes to Edible Seattle, Seattle, Seattle Met, Monterey County Weekly, Sunset and Saveur and her debut cookbook was The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens. Pat writes the Pickles and Tea food blog in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center which showcases contemporary Asian food culture in America.