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"To read a book about a country's cuisine isn't simply to go looking for 'good things'; it is also to better know - by means of the recipes - the customs and the richness or poverty of a place, and the spirit of those who inhabit it. It is above all, to participate in the symbolic celebration of the shared repast."

~ Ginette Olivesi-Lorenzi, La Cuisine Mentonnaise



Savoring Tuscany : Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking

Savoring Tuscany : Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking (The Savoring Series)
by Lori De Mori

Part of the Savoring Series, which is one of my favorite series of books about Regional Cuisine, Savoring Tuscany is a beautiful book filled with sumptuous recipes and delectable writing about the cuisine and culture of Tuscany. As with all the books in the series, Savoring Tuscany is put together beautifully and all of the recipes are well written and presented. The recipes that we tested were all superb and the book is an excellent source for fans of Tuscan cuisine.


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Recipe - Thai Vegetarian Green Curry
by Import Foods

While not traditional, vegetarian curries are actually some of the best Thai dishes you can try. This one is especially nice with its mixture of green curry paste and traditional Thai ingredients.

Thai Vegetarian Green Curry

Recipe Submitted by ImportFood.com.

Ingredients

1 cup firm tofu, cut into 1/2 in squares
1-2 tablespoons green curry paste
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup bamboo shoots
1 medium carrot, cut diagonally
3-4 small green squash, sliced
2 tablespoons dark sweet soy sauce
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
Method

Marinate tofu in sweet soy sauce for 20 minutes, drain. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium saucepan, fry curry paste for 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup of coconut milk, tofu and all the vegetables except the peas & bean sprouts. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Add remaining coconut milk, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are nearly tender. Add peas and bean shoots. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with jasmine rice. Garnish with chopped shallots.

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