Ken Hom

Simple Asian Cookery
  • Simple Asian Cookery

  • Ken Hom

    In Foolproof Asian Cookery (now available in paperback as Simple Asian Cookery), Ken Hom expands the culinary horizon with the food of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

    The increasing popularity of Indian, Chinese and Thai food has led many cooks to explore further afield, and here Ken presents 40 simple, healthy and delicious dishes from the Far East.

    The cuisines of these countries are characterized by a variety of flavours and cooking techniques: the fresh, sweet and sour flavours of Indonesia (Hot and Sour Indonesian Prawns); the fragrant curries (Malaysian Fish Curry) and spicy grilled meats of Malaysia; the fast fusion food of Singapore (Fragrant Singapore-style Prawn Curry); and the delicate and aromatic cooking of Vietnam (Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls).

    With a menu planner, step-by-step instructions and a guide to essential ingredients and equipment, Foolproof Asian Cookery will tempt cooks everywhere.

Ken Hom was born in Tucson, Arizona after his Cantonese parents left China after World War II. He is an internationally regarded authority on Chinese and Oriental cooking, has 28 years' experience as a television chef and has written over 30 cookery books. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University and in 2009 was awarded an honorary OBE for 'services to the culinary arts'. Ching-He Huang was born in Taiwan and is a self-taught and passionate cook, and an ambassador for easy, healthy Chinese cooking. Her ancestors emigrated from the Fujian province in China to Taiwan during the Ming Dynasty. Ching’s dynamic approach to modern, healthy Chinese food has seen her present such series as Chinese Food Made Easy on BBC2, Ching’s Kitchen, Ching’s Chinese Food in Minutes and Easy Chinese in the US, which have been seen around the world. She has published a number of cookery books, including the bestselling BBC title Chinese Food Made Easy, China Modern, Chinese Food in Minutes and Ching’s Fast Food.