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5.0 out of 5 stars Thai Fruits
Perhaps the book title is misleading, as it is primarily concerned with Thailand fruits and to a lesser extent, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, so the previous reviewer's disappointment is understandable. However I went to a fruit farm in Thailand and found the very fresh fruit really delicious, particularly the despised Durian which is like eating vanilla...
Published on 26 Feb 2010 by James Rogers

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book for Beginners, but not enough
The book contains very good photos and descriptions of tropical fruits, ideal for the person travelling to tropical climates and wishing to have some basic background about fruits, or for anyone who is curious about tropical fruits. It also has a compact but very good selection of recipes of tropical fruit dishes.

However, the book does tend to be a bit too...
Published on 22 Jan 2007 by Mario A. Mezquita


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5.0 out of 5 stars Thai Fruits, 26 Feb 2010
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Perhaps the book title is misleading, as it is primarily concerned with Thailand fruits and to a lesser extent, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, so the previous reviewer's disappointment is understandable. However I went to a fruit farm in Thailand and found the very fresh fruit really delicious, particularly the despised Durian which is like eating vanilla custard when fresh from the tree. The book provides a great guide to these unusual fruits and makes me want to go back and try some more. An interesting read and a handy size.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fruits, 15 Jun 2013
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it is really interesting to look up different fruits ,especially if there are some you have not tried before would recommend it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book for Beginners, but not enough, 22 Jan 2007
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The book contains very good photos and descriptions of tropical fruits, ideal for the person travelling to tropical climates and wishing to have some basic background about fruits, or for anyone who is curious about tropical fruits. It also has a compact but very good selection of recipes of tropical fruit dishes.

However, the book does tend to be a bit too 'Asian' biased, in as much as the book deals with the encounters of the fruits by the author presumably whilst travelling through in Asia. Many of the fruits in the books are in fact Central and South American in origin, and the uses given to these fruits in those regions are not noted by the author.

From personal experience, Cashew Apples (Anacardium occidentale) tend to be found red, yellow or pink-ish in fairly equal distribution (at least in Panama), while the author claims the red variety is much more rare. Such might be the case in Asia.

Again, as a startup guide, this is a good book, but for the reader seeking more detailed information this may be not good enough.
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