Review + Recipes | 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

“This is the most practical guide to getting Asian flavors on the plate that I’ve ever seen.”
--Alton Brown

On July 19th, Melissa’s Produce welcomed celebrity chef Jet Tila to their test kitchen for the debut of his cookbook 101 Asian Dishes You Need To Cook Before You Die. In this cookbook you will discover Jet has not only compiled the classic 101 Asian recipes that every home cook needs to try, he has also demystified Asian cooking and made it approachable with simplified techniques, weeknight-friendly cook times and ingredients commonly found in most grocery stores today.

Starting with the philosophy of "yum" in Asian kitchens, Jet expertly teaches everything from stocking the pantry and mastering the wok to perfecting the building blocks of Asian cuisine. With his guiding hand and pro tips, readers can easily recreate authentic and delicious dishes like The Last Pad Thai Recipe You'll Ever Need,Jet's Famous Drunken Noodles, Quicker Beef Pho, crispy Vegetable and Shrimp Tempura and the life-changing Bomb-Ass Homemade Sriracha.

Jet Tila is a chef and media personality who has combined his unique and diverse upbringing with formal culinary school training to get to the roots of the most iconic Asian dishes in the Western world. He is Chef Partner of three Thai restaurants who regularly appears on television competing on Iron Chef America, appearing on Chopped and The Best Thing I Ever Ate and currently a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen. He lives in Los Angeles, California. 


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