A firm favourite with Asia Eater, The Burma Cookbook has recently been shortlisted for the ‘Best in the World’, as well as the ‘Best Foreign-International Cookbook’, category of the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which will be held on 9th June in Yantai, China.
Over a decade in the making, The Burma Cookbook spans Myanmar’s opulent traditions of empire: from the past century’s best fare to contemporary dishes of today. Lavishly illustrated and photographed, the book has been described by former Gourmet Traveller editor-in-chief Carolyn Lockhart as “faultless in its scholarship”. Anne Willan of celebrated La Varenne in France wrote the book’s Foreword, calling it “a treasure house of recipes and much much more… Lots of inspiration and temptation.”
The former British colony’s cuisine is rich and varied, subtly imbued with the flavours of ginger, onion and garlic; uniquely different from neighbouring India, China and Thailand, and without fiery spice. The Burma Cookbook, which has nearly 400 pages and some 175 recipes, covers the heritage foods of Myanmar’s immigrant populations and their contributions over the past century, as well as the country’s diverse regional specialties so popular today.