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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 - Bua Loi Phuak (Taro Balls in Coconut Cream)
by Tourism Authority of Thai

The Tourism Authority of Thailand shared this recipe for the classic Thai dessert made from taro and other traditional Thai ingredients that you should be able to find at your local Asian markets.

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Bua Loi Phuak (Taro Balls in Coconut Cream)

Recipe Submitted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand

1 cup cooked taro, mashed
2 cups glutinous-rice flour
1 cup corn flour
4 cups coconut milk
1 cup palm sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6-8 teaspoons water

Put the glutinous-rice and flour and the corn flour in a bowl. Add the mashed taro and knead to a soft dough. Add the mashed taro and knead well. Roll into tiny balls and set aside. Dissolve the palm sugar and salt in the coconut milk over a low heat, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil and add the taro balls. When they are cooked, remove from the heat. Serve hot.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Recipe and photos reprinted with permission from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, which is a beautiful and informative site about the culture, history, and food of Thailand. There is a huge amount of useful information about traveling to and in Thailand, sightseeing, festivals, and much more for anyone planning on visiting "The Land of Smiles".