Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blogging for Books- Asian Pickles by Karen Solomon

Posted by Heather at Thursday, July 17, 2014

Asian Pickles by Karen Solomon

Asian Pickles by Karen Solomon is a visually pleasing cookbook about "Sweet, sour, salty, cured and fermented preserves."

The books is split up into five sections- Japan, Korea, China, India and Southeast Asia. Personally, when I think of "Asian Pickles," my mind immediately lands on Korea because of the Korean cultural dish and mealtime staple, kimchi. I never knew that other Asian cultures had their own versions of "Asian Pickles."

From Japanese miso pickles (pg. 10) to Korean kimchi (pg. 46) to Indian pickled chilies (pg. 131), Asian Pickles by Karen Solomon is both informative and descriptive. The author not only goes into detail about the actual dishes, their history and their cultural significance, but she also manages to explain proper serving practices.

While the book tends to be more wordy, than pictorial, it is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the various Asian uses of pickled vegetables. I have not yet ventured into making my own dish of kimchi, but with the help of Asian Pickles by Karen Solomon, perhaps I just may...

***Disclaimer- "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."***


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