The James Beard award-winning authors of Hot Sour Salty Sweet explore the subtly exquisite pleasure of rice with 200 recipes from around the world.
With a depth of passion and experience, and an ability to embrace and convey richness of place and taste, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid embarked on a far-reaching excursion to find the world's most essential and satisfying food. Along the way, they experienced dozens of varieties of rice, offering unimaginable subtleties of taste and a staggering array of culinary possibilities.
Seductions of Rice is the glorious result: two hundred easy-to-prepare dishes from the world's great rice cuisines, illuminated by stories, insights, and more than two hundred photographs of people, places, and wonderful food. Cherished dishes—Chinese stir-frys, Spanish paellas, Japanese sushi, Indian thorans, Thai salads, Turkish pilafs, Italian risottos—are shared not just as recipes, but as time-honored traditions.
“Simply stunning. ” —The New York Times
“A must-have compendium for any serious cook. ” —Publishers Weekly