Madhur Jaffrey मधुर जाफरी, “World Vegetarian“, 1998 was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Madhur Jaffrey’s मधुर जाफरी, “Step-by-Step Cooking: Over 150 dishes from India & the Far East”, 2000 a cookbook by the Indo-American Television chef.
Madhur Jaffrey has a cookbook of recipes from nine Far East countries (alphabetical order): Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam.
Think of India & China as a dichotomy of two “culinary zones” (to understand this diverse collection of 150 different recipes).
1. “India zone” is: India, Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia is a Hindu diaspora.
2. “China zone” is: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines & Japan is a Buddhist diaspora.
Above is the “Menu” specific for a given country using the recipes in Madhur Jaffrey’s cookbook. I can certainly say the two Japan menu are excellent. Cookery both geography and religion limits. These recipes are Far East, which is “rice” everyday.