New Cookbooks Explore China, India & the Mediterranean.

New Cookbooks Explore China, India & the Mediterranean. Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China By Jeffrey Alford and NaomiDuguid (Artisan, 2008; $40) Make a large plate of Dai Carrot Salad (a small plate will not be enough) and lose yourself inAlford and Duguid's cookbook/personal travelogue covering their journeys through the outer regions of China. The acclaimedauthors of Hot Sour Salty Sweet have again brought unfamiliar territory to life. 660 Curries ByRaghavan Iyer (Workman Publishing, 2008; $22.95) EatingWell contributor Raghavan Iyer's hefty curry cookbook is a welcome guideto Indian cooking. Our Test Kitchen staff gobbled up Stuffed Potato Shells and Salt-Crusted Grilled Flatbread. Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings By Joyce Goldstein(W.W. Norton, 2008; $30) Pick up Goldstein's newest book to learn the ins and outs of great salad making, then cook your waythrough this arsenal of amazing Mediterranean recipes. The EatingWell staff practically fought over Turkish Eggplant Puree withYogurt Dressing and Walnuts.

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