ASIAN FLAVORS OF JEAN-GEORGES
BY JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges
(Broadway Books) ISBN 978-0767912730 076791273X
The best recipes from Jean-Georges' restaurants are in this cookbook. Readers can create intensely flavored dishes by using his Asian fusion recipes and western cooking techniques.
Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges contains more than 175 recipes. Although they have many ingredients, instructions are easy to follow.
Each Asian recipe lists the number of servings, ingredients, a general description and detailed instructions, with preparation tips and suggestions.
Large, colorful images depict each Jean-Georges recipe. Some photos illustrate key ingredients. Others place the recipe in context with images of people shopping in food markets, cooking and eating in Asian countries.
Where to buy Asian ingredients
A glossary in the front of this beautiful 290-page cookbook defines seasonings such as nam pla, ponzu and yuzu juice. The back of Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges provides mail and Internet sources for Asian spices, herbs and ingredients, including tandoori spice mix.
Lobster summer rolls. Crab fritters with three dipping sauces. Shaved tuna, chile tapioca, Asian pear and lime. Grilled oyster mushroom and avocado carpaccio. Tomato egg drop soup. Shrimp dumplings with fragrant lemongrass broth. Crunchy fried squid salad. Coconut-poached halibut and eggplant. Grilled swordfish with sauteed butternut squash. Lobster with black bean sauce and broccoli. Chicken wings with ginger and caramel sauce. Pork vindaloo. Shanghai noodles with golden garlic and soft tofu. Vietnamese coffee ice cream.
- Rice and Noodles
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is also author of Simple to Spectacular and Jean-Georges with Mark Bittman. He is chef and owner of 18 restaurants, including Rama, in London, Café Martinique, in the Bahamas, and Vong and Spice Market in New York City.