When you hear the words “lucky peach,” what comes to mind? For me, those words would not have stirred up much hunger (though peaches are delicious)—that is, until I met the cookbook Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes.
Though the cover itself might not be all that visually appealing and the photographs of dishes might not be quite up-to-par with other well-known cookbooks, inside the pages of his cookbook, Peter Meehan has pulled together a tasty compendium of recipes for both the busy cook and the Asian-food lover. All categories are present here, with some breakfast foods even leaving their mark on the pages.
I, along with other health-conscious and busy cooks, especially appreciate the two rules that Meehan sets forth in the introduction to his book: 1) no frying and 2) no subrecipes. How do you cook Asian food without using a gallon of greasy oil? Somehow, Meehan manages to fill a whole cookbook without a drop of frying grease.
Though I would not open this cookbook simply to gaze at its visual appeal, I do still think Meehan’s work is worthy of a recommendation. Thus, I recommend Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes for busy cooks and cooks who simply crave Asian food.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.