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Lucky Peach’s Easy Asian Recipes that will Restore Your Tastebuds

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It’s early December and I feel like I’m trapped in some sort of holiday sandwich between last week’s Thanksgiving turkey and next week’s Chanukah latkes. What I really crave are bold flavors and healthy ingredients that are a departure from all the exquisite excess of the season (and won’t require a grim commitment to get to the gym). This is why when Lucky Peach: 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach (Clarkson Potter; October 27, 2015) came into our offices I leapt on it like a crazed badger. Lucky Peach is a foodie magazine with a quirky sense of humor, an appreciation for tradition (but not afraid to toss tradition out the window), and…

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The Delectable Cuisine You Never Tried: The Food of Taiwan

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Looking for something exotic and different to try out in your kitchen? Turn your eyes (and your taste buds) towards the tiny island nation of Taiwan. While Taiwan is only about the size of Massachusetts, its food reflects its richly layered past, with influences from China, Japan, the Netherlands and Portugal. Like most cuisines, traditional Taiwanese food traces its origins to humble peasant dishes, but is now enjoyed by people all over the country and around the world, including here in the U.S. Until now, though, there’s never been a book that reveals the rich background of the country and its singular culinary history. That all changed with the publication of The Food of Taiwan: Recipes From the Beautiful Island…

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