Thursday, August 2, 2012
Book review - Lemongrass and Ginger by Leemei Tan
I am an avid reader, and recently discovered a site where bloggers, educators and authors have the opportunity of downloading e-books to review. I haven't been making full use of my e-reader, so I jumped at the chance, and the first book I read was "Lemongrass and ginger" by Leemei Tan. I think I am going to enjoy this new project - you have to request a book, and then post a review either on your blog or online. I have been thinking for a while that I might like to post reviews of books I have enjoyed, so this is the first. Once I get my HTML brain in gear these will come up on the separate tab on this blog.... the next review will be a gardening book, so stay tuned.
Leemei has a blog as well, here are the details.
available from Amazon (if you buy from this link I will get a little credit)
There are so many recipes here that I want to try - so many of these ingredients I grow in my own garden and that is what I really love to cook. I do like the fact that she has included the recipes for the curry pastes in the back, as making them fresh really makes a difference to the taste..
Malaysian dishes (I have been there and so enjoyed the foods, especially as they bring back happy memories of travelling with my two girls)
Japanese dishes (I lived there for six weeks many years ago, and one of my favourite dishes was okinomiyaki, which is included)
Indian food (my daughter has gone there - does that count?, and I have always loved Indian food - the rotis that we enjoyed in Malaysia were superb - and now I can make them in my own kitchen!)
Korean food, Vietnamese food, oh my gosh the list goes on and on.
The recipes are all very clearly written and use fresh simple ingredients. This is a beautiful book!
I am going to be away for two weeks, so will post again on my return.