By Michael Freeman
Pad thai, pho, bao: the cuisines of Southeast Asia have ardent lovers a ways past their local lands, and are actually one of the most-consumed dishes on the planet. however the common take-out menus and thriving storefronts leisure atop a compelling heritage of nutrition, tradition, and modernity. Award-winning photographer and author Michael Freeman now bargains the following an all-encompassing consultant to the cuisines of 8 Southeast Asian countries.
Ricelands takes the reader on a colourful and fascinating journey of those well known vacationer locations during the richly layered cultures surrounding a few of the nutrients traditions. touring around the landscapes of Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, and the Philippines, Freeman explores the origins in their respective cuisines, the defining features of genuine dishes, and the evolution of the cuisines as they entered international cultures. From birds’ nests accrued in Thailand’s coastal caves to the fewer common dishes of Burma and Cambodia to the stinky durian fruit (and Westerners’ usually aghast reactions), the writer finds unforeseen treasures and tantalizing proof approximately Southeast Asia and its social background. The publication additionally examines the cooking options, complicated spices, and agricultural economies that underpin the countries’ nutrition cultures, and considers how the casual nature of Southeast Asian consuming matches into the rhythms of modern day living.
Vibrantly illustrated and assuredly conceived, Ricelands takes us into the center of tropical Asia and the scrumptious meals that outline it the realm over.