Taste Canada 2013: Regional/cultural cookbooks


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burma-96.jpgBurma: Rivers of Flavor by Naomi Duguid

With simple recipes for food that manages to be elegant and earthy at the same time, plus stories of a place and a people that inspired Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell. The book features photographs throughout -- of the finished dishes, of people, of a hauntingly beautiful land -- as well as travel tips, a history of Burma, extensive glossaries and a bibliography.

Recipe: Kachin Salsa from Burma: Rivers of Flavor

                                 Recipe: Fried sesame-seed bananas from Burma: Rivers of Flavor

LISTEN: All in a Day explores a taste of of Burma

arabia-96.jpgModern Flavors of Arabia: Recipes and Memories from My Middle Eastern Kitchen by Suzanne Husseini 

Modern Flavors of Arabia takes you on a culinary journey to the Middle East to explore a food culture that spans centuries. Suzanne Husseini's stories and ideas on how to serve each dish accompany the beautifully illustrated and easy-to-follow recipes.

EastMeetsWest-96.jpgEast Meets West: Traditional and Contemporary Asian Dishes from Acclaimed Vancouver Restaurants by Stephanie Yuen

The first book of its kind, East Meets West is a celebration of the city's Asian food and a mouthwatering compilation of distinctive dishes from its most talented -- but often unheralded -- kitchens. Veteran food writer Stephanie Yuen brings together a collection of recipes showcasing both traditional Asian foods made with fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest coast and modern classics inspired by Asian flavours and techniques.

Recipe: Humba-Style Braised Pork Belly from East Meets West

Recipe: Daikon, Scallion and Potato Pancakes from East Meets West