The Complete Asian Cookbook

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Hardie Grant Publishing, Nov 1, 2011 - Cooking - 1809 pages
Since its release in 1976, Charmaine Solomon’s The Complete Asian Cookbook has become one of the most iconic and influential cookbooks in publishing history. It has sold well over a million copies and garnered a dedicated following across the globe. For the first time in its history, The Complete Asian Cookbook has been comprehensively updated and revised, bringing it to a new generation. With a collection of over 800 authentic recipes from countries across Asia, including India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, The Complete Asian Cookbook remains the most authoritative resource on Asian cookery available today, and and is now available in this convenient ebook edition. Charmaine Solomon started her career in food as a journalist and feature writer for an English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, where she wrote a cookery column dispensing recipes and food ideas with flair. Descended from generations of talented cooks – a legacy passed on to her daughters Deborah and Nina, who closely assisted in this revised edition – Charmaine is recognised as one of the world’s most knowledgeable and practical writers on Asian cooking. She has taught Southeast Asian, Chinese and international cooking, and continues to be inspired by the food traditions across Asia. In putting together The Complete Asian Cookbook, Charmaine travelled widely through many parts of Asia, revisiting familiar places and discovering new ones to ensure that, as always, her recipe development was completely authentic. In recognition of her contribution to food media, Charmaine was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2007.

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Charmaine Solomon was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 31, 1930. At the age of 18, she became an assistant to the editor of the women's pages of the Ceylon Daily News. She eventually wrote a food column called Oceans of Notions for the newspaper. She moved to Australia in 1959. In 1964, she won second place in the Woman's Day Butter White Wings Bake Off and was invited to join Woman's Day as a food writer. She worked at the magazine for 11 years, including three as food editor, then became cookery editor of Belle magazine followed by food editor of Family Circle magazine. Her first book, The South East Asian Cookbook, was published in 1972. She is the author of 31 cookbooks and the creator of her own brand of spice blends and marinades. Her other books include The Complete Asian Cookbook, Encyclopedia of Asian Food, and The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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