- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (10 Dec. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804840288
- ISBN-13: 978-0804840286
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,332,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner Hardcover – 10 Dec 2009
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"Jaden Hair--in print, on television, on SteamyKitchen.com and in her own steamy kitchen--is a force of nature, and this book captures that exuberant spirit with compelling recipes and great techniques on a wide range of Asian dishes."
--Michael Ruhlman, author of "The Soul of a Chef" and "Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking"
"Jaden Hair delivers beautiful, simple and delicious food that will bring family and friends to your table. She is the real deal who learned from the best, her mom."
--Martin Yan, Chef and host of "Yan Can Cook"
"Jaden Hair speaks passionately to a new audience of Asian food enthusiasts, luring them into the Steamy Kitchen with her helpful hints and exciting recipes."
--Andrea Nguyen, author of "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen" and "Asian Dumplings"
"If you never have the pleasure of meeting Jaden in person, you most certainly get to know her through this book, written in her unique conversational style, a gorgeous kitchen journal that exudes her zest for life and all things delicious. It's like one big happy dance."
--Kim O'Donnel, "A Mighty Appetite," "The Washington Post"
"I loved it and so did my girls! So easy, so quick soooo good. Thank you, Jaden, for your beautiful cookbook! I love it." Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks"
"Jaden Hair delivers beautiful, simple and delicious food that will bring family and friends to your table. She is the real deal who learned from the best, her mom." Martin Yan, Chef and host of Yan Can Cook"
"Steamy Kitchen is one of the most popular sites at www.food.alltop.com. This book is positively orgasmic." Guy Kawasaki, founder of www.Alltop.com, author of Rules for Revolutionaries and Reality Check"
"Jaden has great energy and a fantastic spirit, and that comes through in her beautiful food photography and recipes in "Steamy Kitchen." You'll love having her teach you the joys of Asian home cooking." Ming Tsai, host/executive producer of Simply Ming and chef/owner of Blue Ginger"
"If you never have the pleasure of meeting Jaden in person, you most certainly get to know her through this book, written in her unique conversational style, a gorgeous kitchen journal that exudes her zest for life and all things delicious. It's like one big happy dance." Kim O'Donnel, "A Mighty Appetite," The Washington Post"
"Jaden Hair in print, on television, on SteamyKitchen.com and in her own steamy kitchen is a force of nature, and this book captures that exuberant spirit with compelling recipes and great techniques on a wide range of Asian dishes." Michael Ruhlman, author of The Soul of a Chef and Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking"
>"Jaden Hair speaks passionately to a new audience of Asian food enthusiasts, luring them into the Steamy Kitchen with her helpful hints and exciting recipes." Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and Asian Dumplings"
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As an aspiring "home chef" without talent or experience, I've bought dozens of cookbooks hoping to find one that would enable me to create cuisine, not just mundane meals. Sadly, I have been let down countless times. Sure, my lack of cooking skills puts me at a huge disadvantage, but I'm not buying complex books. I tried to stick with cookbooks that focused on the novice. In the end, my dishes looked nothing like the photos, tasted nothing like the description, and left me with little more than dirty dishes and buyer's remorse.
The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook changed that for me. I've now cooked six meals from within these pages and every single one of them left me literally smiling at first bite. Just like one of those corny food commercials. :) Here's why:
1. The ingredients were all found at my local supermarket...unlike books that sent me to far away places in search of obscure spices that I'd never use again.
2. The book was fun to read, kept my attention, and gave me insight like no other cookbook had given me in the past. Most just started right in with the recipes, leaving me with more questions than answers. Unlike the Steamy Kitchen, they focused on the "how" without ever addressing the "why".
3. The steps were easy to follow, the dishes easy to prepare, and the end result actually matched the photos. The other cookbooks I bought should have come with a sous chef because I was way out of my element. I never realized how inadequate they were until I read and followed this book.
4. The flavors were solid, delicious, and spot-on. I couldn't believe I made these meals. They seemed complex to the taste but they were actually quite easy to make. I wasn't the only one in our family raving about the food I cooked. If you knew me, you'd know how incredible that is.
The Scallops & Fruit Salsa...amazing. The Salmon with Cucumber Relish...amazing (I used her 250-degree slow-cook method instead of steaming). The Crab Cakes...best I have EVER tasted. I could go on and on. And I will, in my kitchen, until I've cooked every meal in the book.
If you are hesitant to purchase this book...don't be. Even if you actually ARE a chef, unlike me, you'll find the dishes and flavors to be divine. But if you're a hazard waiting to happen in the kitchen, like me, this book will literally motivate you to keep trying.
Yeah...it's that good.
A good friend of mine got me this for Christmas, and I literally jumped for joy when I opened the package. Jaden is one of my favorite food bloggers, and I couldn't wait to try out her new recipes.
I feel like she gets it-- who wants to spend 8 hours at work, only to come home and spend another 3 hours on dinner after stopping by the grocery to buy 50 things you didn't have and are only going to use once? She gets that I need dinner now, I want it good, and I want it to only LOOK like I spent a lot of time on it. This book is perfect. Her recipes are fresh, fun, and very simple. I've made some good stuff in a dinky studio kitchen (with no oven), and my husband is happy after a long day at pharmacy school. I HIGHLY recommend it, even for your kitchen-fearing friends!
I also bought this book for a friend of mine who lives in Florida. I told her no excuses about not being to cook Asian food; if Jaden can do it, she can!
For years, I used this beef broccoli recipe I'd found online and when I tried Jaden's beef broccoli recipe, my husband simply looked up at me after the first bite and said it was the best beef broccoli I'd ever made. When I made it for my in-laws, they absolutely loved it.
Jaden gives you very great instructions and also writes with the same quirky, cute, and friendly tone as she does online. This is the kind of cookbook I absolutely adore, because the photography makes it something you can look through not only for recipes but for visual representation and her writing style really makes you feel as though you've got a friend in the kitchen. After cooking several of her recipes, I'm pretty much convinced that nothing in her cookbook will taste less than amazing.