• Cradle of Flavor



Cradle of Flavor

Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore


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Oseland has spent two decades exploring the foods of the Spice Islands. He brings us the Nyonya dishes of Singapore and Malaysia, the fiery specialties of West Sumatra, and the spicy-aromatic stews of Java. He presents them here in easily made, accessible recipes, perfect for today’s home cook. Included is a helpful glossary of all the ingredients you need to make the dishes and where and how to buy them.

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