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Eat Smart in Indonesia
How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure
Joan and David Peterson

A comprehensive, readable survey of the whole scope of Indonesian gastronomy, this guide is essential reading for anyone visiting this vast archipelago.

Eat Smart in Indonesia contains a quick, easy-to-use menu guide, a helpful list of foods and flavors, tips on how to shop the fascinating food markets, useful phrases in Indonesian when ordering or buying food, a collection of recipes to try at home, and more. If you are traveling or moving to Indonesia, take this book with you!

Joan Peterson is planning future culinary adventures.Joan Peterson and David Peterson are experienced worldwide travelers. In the last several decades they have led tours to the Pacific Rim, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. They have also explored extensively on their own, concentrating on the cuisines of the countries they visit. Joan relives their adventures by recreating many of the special dishes they have enjoyed on their travels and shares her adventures with others through the culinary tours she leads.

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Of related interest, from Ginkgo Press:
There are eleven other titles in the Eat Smart series, so you can embark on tasting adventures to Germany, Norway, France, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Morocco, Turkey, Sicily, and India.

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January 2005
160 pp.   5 1/2 x 8 1/2
color photos, b/w illus., 4 maps

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ISBN 978-0-9641168-1-8
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