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5.0 out of 5 stars
Quite the Journey, 23 Jun. 2010
The passion that Stein has for food is truly reflected in this book. The book is extremely well structured and it almost feels like you are part of the journey. Having lived and traveled extensively in Asia and being of Indian origin with a penchance to dabble in the kitchen, this is a must have book for the diversity and quality of the recipes presented from the far east - Bangladesh and Sri Lanka join the far east club!
I have tried a range of recipes especially those from the sub-continent and can say that the result is outstanding which gave me confidence to explore other regions in the book with good result. The range of ingredients in play is extensive but good Asian food normally requires the effort. If you are willing to perspire, the pay off is worthwhile. I have just ordered Stein's French Odyssey and and look forward to that journey.