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Lucky Peach

I received Lucky Peach's 101 Easy Asian Recipes in the mail this week.  I think it came on Thursday. I wasn't expecting it to arrive so soon and when I saw the box on my front doorstep, I gotta tell you, I was excited! The book is a nice hardbook, easy to hold even with 272 pages.  The pictures included in the book are of a cheeky manner.  And I love the text...kind of tongue-in-check with a little smart-ass thrown in.  My kind of book!

It's raining today (again) so I'm starting my grocery list using this book.  The recipes DO seem easy and DO seem like the ones I will want to make, the one's that I like from the local Asian places.  I recently tried making Pad Thai from a Thailand cookbook...mistake.  But the mistake was on my part, somehow the noodles that I used became extremely gummy and left a thick coating in the mouth.  Can you say 'nasty'??? I'm going to try to make it again, using the noodle recommendation from this book.  (One thing that I really love in this book and one of the reasons that I ordered this book was the fact that it has pages upon pages of pictures of the ingredients that I will need to become a master of the easy Asian recipes, and then, a description of those ingredients!  Take a picture of the page; you (I) don't really want to drag a hard-back book to the grocery store. So, what I'm thinking is starting with the novice recipes and working my up....slowly but confidently.  I can do it!

What I really was giddy about was that the book contains recipes that I enjoy eating.  I am starting with Soy 'n' Sugar cucumber pickles and maybe Chineasy cucumber salad (yes, I like this one!...there is a version of this at my local burger-sushi place and this dish is so addictive for me...I now will know how to make it!!!!) and maybe RAMEN (YES!!!) and even maybe chicken adobo and YES!!  Mall Chicken!!! (hahahahaha).  Oh my gosh, it even has a recipe for lacquered roast chicken.  I am a happy girl right now!

This book has become a favorite before I've even had a chance to cook from it.  I cannot wait.  I was so excited that I had to share the news as soon as I opened the pages!  Happy Cooking!