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  • The Complete Asian Cookbook

    Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:37

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    The Complete Asian Cookbook Series finds its origin in Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work into the delicious and diverse cuisines across fifteen Asian countries. Heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, the influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook covers 800 traditional and contemporary dishes from many nations. For the first time, it has been divided into geographical regions in a beautifully crafted series, with the first three of the series being published this February: India & Pakistan; Indonesia, Malyasia & Singapore and Japan & Korea.

    Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine's recipes are authentic but simple to follow and work every time. With so many mouthwatering Asian recipes at your fingertips, you'll be desperate to head into the kitchen and give some of them a go! So Hardie Grant Books have teamed up with Kitchen Craft to ensure that you have everything you need in the kitchen to become a whiz at cooking delicious, flavoursome Asian food.

    Bringing a touch of Asia in to the home, Kitchen Craft’s World of Flavours Oriental range brings a fusion of flavours from Asia-Pacific. With a beautiful crisp white design and delicate pink and blue flowers the Oriental collection puts Thai, Japanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes on the menu. Made from hard-wearing porcelain, the World of Flavours collection has everything you need to cook, prepare and serve delicious oriental cuisines at home. The range includes dip bowls, serving sets, bamboo steamers, sushi makers, woks and chopsticks, allowing you to create a truly authentic atmosphere whatever the occasion.

    Now, it's your chance to win these great books plus an amazing selection of cooking goodies from Kitchen Craft:

    • Serving Set
    • Set of 4 Dip Bowls
    • Chopstick Set
    • Iron sizzle platter
    • Medium Two Tier Bamboo Steamer and Lid
    • Medium Dim Sum Non-Stick Papers
    • Carbon Steel 35cm Non-Stick Wok
    • Sushi Maker

    Just answer the simple question below to be in with a chance to win. Competition closes 17th March 2014.

    UPDATE -- winner: Francisco Borges

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: prize, competition, cookery, Asian cookbook

    Asian Cookbook

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    1. UMAR's avatar UMAR

      melanie spry send ur fb id

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:23
    2. Timothy Long's avatar Timothy Long

      Wow!!! What a dream prize for the kitchen:-) Cannot wait to find out if I won or not:-) Go! Go! Go! I wish everyone LOTS OF LUCK!!!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:19
    3. UMAR's avatar UMAR

      exciting prize give

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:12
    4. shlomit eshet's avatar shlomit eshet

      It's so cool, I just love asian food. The dishes are looking so clean- asian way. Seems like a grate pack.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:09
    5. Jasmine Yeo's avatar Jasmine Yeo

      What a fabulous prize with bowls and chopsticks all in!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:52
    6. Chiarie Anne Matulac's avatar Chiarie Anne Matulac

      I'm so excited to win this prize! I hope Philippines will be included in The Complete Asian Cookbook too! =)

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:49
    7. Denise Rooney's avatar Denise Rooney

      Have always wanted the original, but noone took my hints at the time. I often the Charmaine Solomon books from the library or friend. Love her style, grace and willingness to impart her knowledge and hints on all aspects of Asian cooking. Have watched her over many years on Australian television. Great prize, thanks for the opportunity to win.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:37
    8. Kate Mobsby's avatar Kate Mobsby

      I bought this book when it was first published in 1976. It was my favourite cookbook which I used all the time until it finally disintegrated about 30 years later. I am a regular Book Depository customer and I think it is the best on-line bookshop and I would be thrilled to win this prize.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:36
    9. Barrie Watts's avatar Barrie Watts

      It was my pleasure to work with Charmaine as a sub-editor handling her copy for the Sydney newspaper she graced with her recipes and culinary insights. I've kept, filed and cooked from many of those pages. Over the years they've become tattered and worn - her classic book would be a brilliant replacement and a permanent reminder of one of the most thoroughly nice people I've ever known.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:30
    10. Jasmin's avatar Jasmin

      I would so love to win this prize! Asian cuisine is by far my favourite as it uses the least amount of dairy which I have been anaphylactic to since birth. This would give me the knowledge and tools to be confident about making my own food and maybe even entertaining and no one would ever guess it was specialty diet food! Thanks so much for the opportunity book depository, I am consistently impressed by everything you are able to offer. Good luck to everyone!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:27
    11. Grace Yee's avatar Grace Yee


      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:19
    12. Di Swinnerton's avatar Di Swinnerton

      What a great prize, love Charmaine's cookbooks and all the diverse Asian cuisines. Love cooking Asian and eating Asisn. Yummeeee!!!!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:16
    13. katie miller's avatar katie miller

      I would be so very happy if i won this love the food but not sure how to make it, loverly gift good luck to everyone liked & shared :) x

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:12
    14. melanie melanie's avatar melanie melanie

      Good luck everyone. My hubby would be very happy if we won this. It would make him less angry at me, since I've spent $1200 at the book depository in the last 4 months.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:33
    15. Judith Erskine's avatar Judith Erskine

      My first copy of The Complete Asian Cookbook, purchased when it was newly published, has been loved to death . I would love to retire it honourably and keep cooking relish food with the help of a new copy

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:12
    16. jean olaughlin's avatar jean olaughlin

      I love Chinese food and would love to be able to make it at home. Great contest!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:08
    17. Michael Dowling's avatar Michael Dowling

      The first cookbook I ever bought way back in the 1970s was a dark blue, hard cover copy of Charmaine Soloman's Complete Asian Cookbook. It quickly became and stayed my mainstay recipe book, even though my library grew quickly and extensively. Now, after having divorced and lost my favourite book to my ex, I look forward to being reunited again with this fabulous collection of recipes.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:08
    18. Debbie Holmes's avatar Debbie Holmes

      Ive travelled to a few Asian countries.........the beautiful food being a main draw card. Would absolutely love a cookbook covering so many diverse cultures (as ill never be able to visit them all) Fingers crossed!!!!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:07
    19. Sandy Dobson's avatar Sandy Dobson

      So keen to win this as we do cooking classes every time we visit Thailand and Indonesia and love cooking for our family and friends would love to have these excellent items to add to our collection and tastebuds thanks

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:07
    20. Paul Clay's avatar Paul Clay

      This would be a wonderful win. My Korean wife and I love Asian fare, and we would be delighted to expand the range of our culinary creativity with these outstanding new recipes from the exotic East.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:37
    21. Sheila Abrahamsson's avatar Sheila Abrahamsson

      Charmaine Solomon....legend! Oh once, just once, I'd love to win something......sigh.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:29
    22. Nicola Inglis's avatar Nicola Inglis

      I have not heard of this cookbook before. I do lot of cooking from the CWA cookbooks. These books look like they would be interesting to experiment with . . . .

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:20
    23. Nuala Lyne's avatar Nuala Lyne

      I haven't seen this cookbook but love cooking Asian food for myself and my family. My little girl has allergies and it is really easy to adapt for a dairy and egg free diet!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:18
    24. Clare De Mayo's avatar Clare De Mayo

      Be great to win this. Then I only need to find someone to do the cooking for me!

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:15
    25. Gary Coulter's avatar Gary Coulter

      I'm an Aussie and buy a lot of books from the Book Depository who always deliver promptly so I would like to be rewarded by winning the Complete Asian Cookbook Prize. Thank you for your service.

      Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:14

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