Asian Vegetables: From Long Beans to Lemongrass, A Simple Guide to Asian Produce Plus 50 Delicious, Easy Recipes

For anyone who has ever been dazzled but daunted at the Asian market, here is an indispensable, easy-to-use guide to identifying, choosing, and preparing these wonderfully unusual vegetables. From Amaranth and Bok Choy to Lotus Root and Lemongrass, food editor and writer Sara Deseran describes clearly the exotic array of Asian produce now widely available, explaining everything you need to know to shop confidently. This lavishly photographed resource is rounded out with 50 contemporary recipes, from Edamame with Szechwan Pepper-Salt to Stir-fried Shrimp and Garlic Chives. Asian Vegetables takes the mystery out of these enticing ingredients and puts the flavor in for fabulously healthy and delicious meals.

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By Rachel (Phoenix, AZ) · ★★★★☆ · June 26, 2011
A well-done introduction for someone who knows nothing about Asian vegetables, including some I had not seen before. It is especially useful for those persons that have gone to an Asian Market before and been stupefied by the names and selection. Most of the recipes looked delicious and I can't w... ...more
By Andrea (Tampa, FL) · ★★★★★ · March 10, 2012
An amazing reference that includes details about judging the freshness of produce, mouth-watering recipes, and interesting tidbits about the history and culture of various veggies and traditional dishes. I can easily see taking this book with you to the market as you select your treasures! ...more
By Ian (Tamaqua, PA) · ★★★★★ · May 30, 2010
Extremely informative and inviting for westerners into the vast garden/kitchen of asian vegetables ...more