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Rick’s evocative, new TV tie-in cookbook captures the sensational flavours and vibrant atmosphere of the Far East.

RICK STEIN'S FAR EASTERN ODYSSEY is an ambitious journey, avoiding the beaten track and tourist hot-spots, in search of the authentic food of Southeast Asia. In this accompanying book to the major BBC series, Rick shares his favourite recipes and some well-known classic dishes inspired by the fragrant ingredients and recipes he sampled from local chefs, family-run restaurants, street vendors and market stalls.

In Cambodia, Rick learns how to make a national dish Samlor kako, a stir-fried pork and vegetable soup flavoured with an array of spices; in Vietnam he is shown the best recipe for Pho Bo, a Vietnamese beef noodle soup; and in Thailand, Rick tries Geng Leuong Sai Gung Lai Sai Bua, a yellow curry made with prawns and lotus shoots that you won’t find outside the country.

It includes over 150 new recipes from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Bali each complemented by Rick’s colourful anecdotes from the trip and beautiful on-location photography. This is a visually-stunning culinary tribute to Southeast Asian cooking that evokes the magic of bustling markets, the sizzling oil and the aromatic steam from a Far Eastern kitchen.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781846077166

    October 1, 2009

    BBC Books

    320 pages

    RRP $75.00

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  • EBook

    9781448140220

    April 20, 2012

    BBC Digital

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