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Title:
Cooking the Vietnamese way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes
Author:
Nguyen, Chi.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
72 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
An introduction to the cooking of Vietnam featuring such recipes as spring rolls, sweet and sour soup, and Vietnamese fried rice. Also includes information about the land, history, and holidays of this south-east Asian country.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Land -- History -- Food -- Holidays and festivals -- Before you begin: Careful cook -- Cooking Utensils -- Cooking terms -- Special ingredients -- How to wrap spring rolls -- Healthy and low-fat cooking tips -- Vietnamese table: Vietnamese menu -- Vietnamese staples: Rice -- Rice noodles --Nuoc cham -- Carrot salad -- Soups and salads: Sweet and sour soup -- Shrimp salad -- Shredded chicken-cabbage salad -- Rice noodle salad -- Quick-cooked dishes: Fried rice -- Stir-fried beef with green beans -- Stir-fried cauliflower -- Spring rolls -- Grilled lemon grass beef -- Slow-cooked dishes: Braised chicken -- Sticky rice with corn and coconut -- Sweet potatoes with peanuts -- Steamed tofu -- Steamed fish -- Holiday and festival food: Asparagus soup -- Shrimp cakes -- New Year's caked -- Fresh fruit salad -- Index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.3 1.0 58629.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780822541257

9780822505136
Format :
Book

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Completely revised and updated, the Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks series serves up tantalizing recipes for countless dishes. Seasoned with vibrant, color photographs and easy, step-by-step directions, many of the recipes are low in fat and call for ingredients you may already have at home. Also included are new vegetarian recipes, complete menu suggestions, and an expanded cultural section highlighting each country or region's people, customs, holidays--and of course, food. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; People, Places, and Environments; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.


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An introduction to the cooking of Vietnam featuring such recipes as spring rolls, sweet and sour soup, and Vietnamese fried rice. Also includes information about the land, history, and holidays of this south-east Asian country.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Three attractive titles in an extensively revised series. In each volume, the front matter comprises close to half the book. Geography, history, holidays and festivals, typical ingredients, and sample menus are all covered. Safety tips are also included (with no mention of adult supervision), as are tips for healthful cooking. Each book presents about 20 recipes, mostly focusing on lunch, dinner, and holiday foods. A number of recipes are vegetarian, and several seem to be low in fat (although nutrition information is not included). Skills needed cover a fairly large range, from easy to difficult, such as working with phyllo dough (Greek) or making yeast bread (Norwegian). The narrative pieces are smoothly written and offer some interesting tidbits. The authors are either natives or have some family connection to the country under discussion. The pages are a warm buff color, and the design allows plenty of space on the page for the text and the nicely reproduced color photos. All in all, these are good resources for reports and for older kids who want to add something new to their cooking for family or friends.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Three attractive titles in an extensively revised series. In each volume, the front matter comprises close to half the book. Geography, history, holidays and festivals, typical ingredients, and sample menus are all covered. Safety tips are also included (with no mention of adult supervision), as are tips for healthful cooking. Each book presents about 20 recipes, mostly focusing on lunch, dinner, and holiday foods. A number of recipes are vegetarian, and several seem to be low in fat (although nutrition information is not included). Skills needed cover a fairly large range, from easy to difficult, such as working with phyllo dough (Greek) or making yeast bread (Norwegian). The narrative pieces are smoothly written and offer some interesting tidbits. The authors are either natives or have some family connection to the country under discussion. The pages are a warm buff color, and the design allows plenty of space on the page for the text and the nicely reproduced color photos. All in all, these are good resources for reports and for older kids who want to add something new to their cooking for family or friends.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.