myanmar, naomi duguid, new cookbookThere were three things about this book that instantly struck me when it arrived in the mail:

1) It’s the first solo venture by Naomi Duguid (whose previous books were usually authored with her ex-partner, Jeffrey Alford);

2) This book looks and feels much more like a working cookbook than those previous endeavors;

3) It’s a relatively unfamiliar cuisine for the West, yet out of a region (Southeast Asia) that has become a rich  mine of material for cookbooks published here of late.

All of this made for fascinating testing – and some flavors that startled and intrigued even the rather jaded palates of our household.

Read the review of Burma: Rivers of Flavor here.