A book of recipes, ingredients, techniques, and tricks, but also memories of “street” food: the compilation of experiences that chef Alex Zurdo had traveling through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia for ten months.
Here you will find:
-a personal story, enjoyable, and relaxed. And, at the same time, rigorous and professional.
-more than 60 recipes collected on the ground- from housewives, teachers, friends- that transport us to the most diverse kitchens from the neighboring continent.
-a book with spectacular photos taken by the traveler himself.
"I conceived the idea to write this book at a precise time and place, specifically in front of a beer in a bar on Dunlop Street in Singapore. It was 2006, and I had just returned from an infernal trip around Flores Island in Indonesia. I had been collecting recipes for three years during my trips through Asia, without knowing for sure what to do with them. Between sips, I thought about two things: that it would be good to put them together in a book and that, in reality, my knowledge of Southeast Asian cuisine was still limited. So, I decided to take a trip from Hanoi to Singapore, without hurrying and taking the necessary time to deepen my knowledge to be able to later write coherently on the theme.
ALEJANDRO ZURDO is a traveler, cooking teacher and chef. In 2004 he started working as a trekking guide in Asia, and fell in love with Asian culture and cuisine.
Since then, he has dedicated himself to cooking, traveling and writing. The author recounts his adventures on his page alejandrozurdo.com.
He has collaborated in magazines such as Viajes al Pasado, Lonely Planet Magazine and Cocinatis, and in 2018 he published Mittoh Chá. Eating in Nepal, the first book in Spanish on Himalayan cuisine.
Since 2014 he has been a partner of the Kitchen 154 gastronomic project and his culinary proposal is being so successful that he has three street food outlets open in Madrid.