This collection includes:
China: The Cookbook: The definitive cookbook bible of the world's most popular and oldest cuisine.
In the tradition of bestsellers including Mexico and The Nordic Cookbook comes the next title in the multimillion-selling national cuisine series, China: The Cookbook. Featuring more than 650 recipes for delicious and authentic Chinese dishes for the home kitchen, this impressive and authoritative book showcases the culinary diversity of the world’s richest and oldest cuisines with recipes from the 33 regions and sub-regions.
SPECIFICATIONS: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in) | Pages: 976 pp | Illustrations: 600 illustrations
India: The Cookbook: Doing for India what The Silver Spoon did for Italy and 1080 Recipes did for Spain, India contains 1,000 easy-to-follow, authentic recipes covering the length and breadth of the country.
India is the first comprehensive guide to Indian cooking, with over 1,000 recipes covering every aspect of India's rich and colourful culinary heritage. Unlike many other Indian cookbooks, it is written by an Indian culinary academic and cookbook author who lives and works in Delhi, and the recipes are a true reflection of how traditional dishes are really cooked all over India.
SPECIFICATIONS: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in) | Pages: 960 pp | Illustrations: 235 illustrations
Japan: The Cookbook: Japan: The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. The iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes. The dishes - soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and vegetables - are simple and elegant.
SPECIFICATIONS: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in) | Pages: 464 pp | Illustrations: 145 illustrations
China: The Cookbook
With an extensive knowledge of all eight major regional Chinese cuisines, Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan are bestselling authors, regarded as top culinary authorities within China. Kei Lum Chan is the son of Mr. Mong Yan Chan, a Chinese journalist and critic, who authored Food Classics, a series that has had a huge influence on Chinese culinary culture.
Pushpesh Pant was born in Nainital, northen India, and is now a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. A regular recipe columnist and author of many cookbooks in India, he has spent two decades collecting authentic family recipes from all over the subcontinent, which have been carefully edited, tested and collated to produce a remarkable collection documenting the rich diversity of Indian cuisine.
Japan: The Cookbook
Nancy Singleton Hachisu lives on a farm in Japan with her family, and is a James Beard Award-nominated author of two cookbooks: Japanese Farm Food and Preserving the Japanese Way. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Saveur, The Art of Eating, and Lucky Peach. A native Californian, she has resided in Japan for thirty years, and is widely respected as an authority on Japanese cooking, both in Japan and the United States.
On China: The Cookbook:
"[A] hefty and vital resource... This is a book dedicated to practicality... The majority of the book's recipes are succinct and easy to shop for... Indispensable." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review *
"It's hard to imagine the amount of work that must go into distilling the food of a country as wide and diverse as China into a single cookbook. It seems an impossible task, really, and yet Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan have pulled it off with aplomb... a comprehensive resource for any lover of Chinese cuisine." —Departures
On India Cookbook:
"Beautifully-designed... Indispensable information on ingredients and equipment... Manages to make even the most exotic and esoteric regional recipes accessible with straightforward methods and plain language."—Good Things
"Part of Phaidon's ridiculously popular culinary-bible series, it could mean you'll never need a takeaway again."—Sunday Times
Japan: The Cookbook:
"Of all the cuisines we hope to get to grips with, Japan's is the trickiest so we can't wait to tuck into Phaidon's bamboo-effect tome... Nancy Singleton Hachisu [...] demystifies tempura, teppanyaki and ramen, while arty photos display the dishes."—Sunday Times Travel Magazine
"Ramen, sushi, stir fries... Japan's signature dishes are loved around the world, but they can be tricky to reproduce at home. Nancy Singleton Hachisu's Japan: The Cookbook aims to demystify those classics and more. Divided into 15 chapters by course, the book brings together 400 recipes that explore every part of Japan through soups, noodles, pickles, one pots, sweets and, of course, lots of vegetables, in one delicious package."—Christie's International Real Estate