BURMA; rivers of flavor (Random House Canada, 2012, 372 pages, ISBN 978-0-307-36216-2, $39.95 CAN hard covers) is by Naomi Duguid, the well-known Canadian author of many other Asian cookbooks for Random House Canada. Here she travels to
Audience and level of use: Duguid fans, Asian food lovers, those desiring information about obscure cuisines. Let's be apolitical about the country's administrative function, for here, only food matters.
Some interesting or unusual recipes that we tried: curried chicken livers; intensely green spinach and tomato salad with peanuts; Mandalay noodles with chicken curry; fried sesame-seed bananas; crispy shallot and dried shrimp relish; deep-fried chayote fingers; new potatoes with spiced shallot oil; rice-batter crepes; shan tofu salad; tart-sweet chile-garlic sauce (hot stuff!); fish cakes and fish balls.
Quality/Price Rating: 92.