Taste Tibet: Family recipes from the Himalayas Hardcover


This ground-breaking deep dive into Tibetan food is an amazing exploration of a cuisine which is relatively unknown. Taste Tibet is perfect for cooks who love to eat internationally from cookbook authors such as Romy Gill, Kwoklyn Wan, Shamil Thakrar and Meera Sodha.

Taste Tibet is a collection of over 80 recipes from the Tibetan plateau written for today's home cook. Create comforting soups and stews, learn the secrets of hand-pulled noodles, and everything you need to know about making and eating momo dumplings, Tibet's most legendary and addictive culinary export.

Alongside the recipes, award-winning food writer Julie Kleeman and Tibetan cook Yeshi Jampa, who run the Taste Tibet restaurant and food stall in Oxford, interweave stories of Yeshi's childhood in Tibet, and the shared love of food that brought them together. They reveal nomadic Himalayan food culture and practices, including mindful eating and communal cooking - a way of life that celebrates family, togetherness and respect for food - while exploring the relationship between landscape and diet, evoking the simple, subtle and unique flavours of Tibet.

Recipes include:

Potato and chickpea breakfast bomb
Dad's rice
Beef shaptak
Tibetan meatball soup
Famous chicken curry
Stir-fried sweetheart cabbage
Vegetable Thukpa [Vegetable soup noodles]
Sesame chicken

"I cannot wait to cook literally everything in it."

Joudie Kalla, author of the cookbook Palestine on a Plate

"It is incredibly rare that a book arrives explaining and celebrating such a fascinating cuisine in such an engaging way."

Tim Hayward, food writer and author of Knife

"an unbeatable introduction to Tibetan cuisine and culture."

The Independent, Best world food writing books of 2022

"A true culinary tasty delight!"

Ken Hom, OBE - Chef, author and broadcaster

About the Authors

Julie Kleeman studied Chinese at Cambridge University and has been travelling and eating in Asia since 1992. She lived in Beijing for many years, where she worked as the Chief Editor of the Oxford Chinese Dictionary. Yeshi Jampa grew up in Tibet, herding livestock on the high reaches of the plateau and learning to cook inside a yak hair tent at a young age. When he was nineteen, Yeshi walked across the Himalayas to northern India, where he and Julie later met. Yeshi's soups and stir-fries won Julie's heart, and they are now married with two children and living in Oxford, UK. Together, they own and run the Taste Tibet restaurant and festival food stall, a Guardian and BBC Good Food Top Ten pick, and a finalist in the Best Street Food or Takeaway category in the 2021 BBC Food and Farming Awards. Julie and Yeshi share a passion for food and wellbeing, and have made it their mission to get Tibet on the global food map.

ASIN: 1911668420
Publisher: Murdoch Books (17 Mar. 2022)
Language: English
Hardcover: 256 pages 
ISBN-10: 9127559505 ISBN-13 | 978-1911668428
Dimensions: 19.2 x 25.2 x 2.9 cm

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