The Nourishing Asian Kitchen: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Health and Healing (Paperback)

The Nourishing Asian Kitchen: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Health and Healing By Sophia Nguyen Eng, Sally Fallon Morell (Foreword by) Cover Image
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*2023 Foreword INDIES Honorable Mention for Cooking

" These recipes] are designed to be nourishing as well as delicious . . . Whether you are a seasoned home cook or a novice in the kitchen, The Nourishing Asian Kitchen is perfect for anyone looking to explore traditional Asian cooking."--Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions

Featuring over 100 delicious recipes that utilize whole foods, classic ferments, hearty broths, and healing herbs and spices, The Nourishing Asian Kitchen presents an innovative approach to experiencing Asian cuisine while promoting nutritious, garden-to-plate meals that are easy to make.

When Sophia Nguyen Eng moved to the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee to start a family farm, she was determined to honor the cultural food traditions and flavors passed down by her parents, who fled Vietnam in 1975. The meals of her childhood drew inspiration from the rich culinary traditions of Vietnam, China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. However, Sophia noticed that preparing these dishes in the United States often relied heavily on processed ingredients containing artificial flavors and preservatives. She was determined to recreate the flavorful recipes she loved while making them healthier.

Inspired by the nutritional research of Weston A. Price, the regenerative farming practices of Joel Salatin, and the traditional Asian recipes passed down through her family for generations, Sophia has curated a unique collection of wholesome dishes in The Nourishing Asian Kitchen. These recipes explore the proper preparation of grains, dairy, meats, and ferments, emphasizing fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods while focusing on flavor, food quality, ingredient sourcing, seasonality, and eating nose-to-tail.

With an opening section on mastering basic techniques--like working with bone broth, fish fumet, and ghee--the recipes range from familiar classics to mind-blowing creations, including:

  • Sauces Korean Gochujang Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Vietnamese "Peanut" Dipping Sauce, Lemongrass Chili Oil
  • Vegetable & Sides Pickled Red Onion, Daikon Kimchi, Wild Bibimbap, Mushroom Banchan
  • Soups Oxtail Pho, Sweet and Sour Tamarind Soup, Spicy Thai Hot Pot, Crab Noodle Soup
  • Meats Garlic Butter Chicken Wings, Five Spice Pork Belly Banh Mi, Shaking Beef with Watercress Salad, Lamb Bulgogi Spring Rolls
  • Beverages & Desserts: Vietnamese Coffee, Strawberry Lychee Panna Cotta, Matcha Green Tea Honey Ice Cream
  • And much more

From hot pot to tempura, kimchi to pho, each recipe is designed to nourish the body and reconnect with tradition and heritage. And with beautiful photography by David K. Peng, easy-to-follow instructions, and tips for sourcing high-quality ingredients, The Nourishing Asian Kitchen is a must-have for anyone seeking to explore the world of Asian cuisine through the lens of nourishing traditions.

"Delicious recipes . . . are paired with mouthwatering photos. . . . These healthy, traditional dishes are worth the effort."--Library Journal

About the Author

Sophia Nguyen Eng is a first-generation Vietnamese-American who left a successful career in growth marketing in Silicon Valley to start a five-acre permaculture farm in the Appalachian region of eastern Tennessee. During her time in the tech industry, Eng led successful growth marketing campaigns for startups and Fortune 500 companies like WorkDay, InVision, and Smartsheet, which led to opportunities to develop a certificate training program with CXL Institute and being a founder of the tech organization Women in Growth. A sought-after speaker, she has presented at Google HQ, GrowthHackers, and the global SaaStalk tech conferences. Now she draws on her experiences speaking on stage and her knowledge of food, farming, and health to present at homesteading conferences. Eng is also a Weston A. Price Chapter Leader and the founder of the website Sprinkle with Soil. With her husband, Tim, she raises grass-fed dairy cows, beef cattle, laying hens, broilers, ducks, sheep, goats, turkeys, and grows a variety of produce for her multi-generational family and local community. Sally Fallon Morell is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author or coauthor of many acclaimed books, including Nourishing Traditions, The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, and Nourishing Broth.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645022169
ISBN-10: 1645022161
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Publication Date: December 7th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English