A great choice would be “Exotic Table” by Aliya Leekong. This fantastic cookbook not only has recipes, but each recipe has a little history written by the author about where the recipe came from or where the inspiration for the recipe came from. What I particularly like about Exotic Table is that in the first chapter of the book there is an explanation of spices (telling you what they add to a recipe and why they are used), a description of ingredients that are not used every day and exactly what they are, and also a section on kitchen equipment that you will need for these recipes. It’s good to know ahead of time what kind of pots and pans, bowls and utensils you will need so you are not caught off guard needing something you don’t have!
|An example of the handy tips with some recipes.|
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