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Savoring Tuscany : Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking
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.
Recipe - Kluai Buat Chi (Banana Cooked in Coconut Milk)
by Tourism Authority of Thai
Probably the most popular and well known Thai dessert, this dish is very easy to make. The Tourism Authority of Thailand kindly shared this recipe with us.
Kluai Buat Chi (Banana Cooked in Coconut Milk)
Recipe Submitted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand
2-3 small, slight green bananas
4 cups/35 fl oz/ 900 ml thin coconut milk
1cup / 6oz/175 g sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Slice the bananas lengthways, then in haft. Pour the coconut milk into a pan, add the sugar and salt. Bring to the boil, add the bananas, bring back to the boil for minutes and then remove from heat. Serve hot or cold.
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".