My friend Pat Tanumihardja just signed a contract for a neat project -- The Asian Grandmothers Cook Book. Based in Seattle, Washington, Pat has written for Saveur magazine and regularly contributes to the Asian Northwest Weekly. She's looking for good recipes to include and asked me to help with outreach.
If you're interested, here are the details from Pat herself:
The Asian Grandmothers Cook Book will be a compilation of recipes from all over Asia -- including India and SE Asia -- that have been passed down from generation to generation. I envision it as a way to preserve traditional recipes for future generations of Asian Americans. It will be published by Sasquatch Books (sasquatchbooks.com) and is scheduled for release spring 2009. I'm looking for recipes that fit into any of the following categories, whether you got them from a grandma, aunt or mom:
- Appetizers/side dishes/snacks
- Main dishes
- One "wok" meals
- Healing/Comfort food
- Serving Accompaniments
- Sweets and Drinks
I'd also love to hear the stories behind why these recipes are special and/or favorites and the grandmas, aunts and moms who passed down these recipes. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions and/or would like to contribute some recipes!