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!WAKENYOURSENSES Growing up enveloped by the aromas of her mother’s spice stall in Kuala Lumpur, Christina Arokiasamy developed an artist’s sense of how to combine and use spices in traditional and innovative ways. In The Spice Merchant’s Daughter, she shares her family’s spice secrets, expertly guiding and enticing home cooks to enliven their cooking repertoires. The tantalizing blend of 100 Southeast Asian–inspired recipes include favorites such as Lemon Pepper Wings, Spicy Beef Salad, Steamed Snapper with Tamarind-Ginger Sauce, and Cardamom Butter Rice with Sultanas. With a guide to cooking with fragrant herbs and spices, evocative photography, and stories from Arokiasamy’s childhood, The Spice Merchant’s Daughter brings the flavors of Southeast Asia to your table.

Available Wherever Books Are Sold August 5, 2008 Clarkson Potter/Publishers

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