Burma, or Myanmar as it is now officially known, is a land of golden pagodas, mighty rivers and generous deltas. While the beauty of its countryside has long been famous, Burma's cuisine has been something of a secret, up until now. This book chronicles the development and distribution of food in Burma, from the deltas, plains, and mountains, to the great rivers and more. The Food of Burma shows the unique diversity of Burmese food and the manner in which it has developed over the years. Highlight within are chapters detailing traditional meals, cooking methods, celebratory festival food, and traditional ingredients.
In addition to the vast amount of information regarding the history of Burmese food, this book also serves as a cookbook with over 60 authentic recipes from all over the country. Among the exciting dishes you can create at home are the national favorite, Rice Noodles in Fish Soup, the tangy Kaffir Lime Salad, or hearty Pork Balls Cooked in Sweet Soya Bean Sauce. Stunning photography coupled with detailed information on ingredients, as well as fascinating insights into the culture of this