Patricia Tanumihardja and Monica Bhide in conversation

Patricia Tanumihardja has released two new cookbooks this year, the latest is INSTANT POT ASIAN PRESSURE COOKER MEALS. She and Monica Bhinde, author KARMA AND THE ART OF BUTTER CHICKEN, will talk about their books, Asian cooking and more, and take your questions during this live online event!

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In Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals, Asian-American food expert Patricia Tanumihardja shows you how to buy fresh ingredients, condiments and spices from your local supermarket, farmers market or health food store on a budget, then how to use them to prepare delicious and flavorful Asian dishes using an Instant Pot.

The author takes you through all the basics—including making rice and soup stocks—then shows you how to prepare all the popular dishes you love, including:

    Sweet and Sour Pork (Chinese)
    Lemon Teriyaki Chicken (Japanese)
    Kalbijjim Braised Beef Short Ribs (Korean)
    Chicken Adobo (Filipino)
    Pho Chicken Noodle Soup (Vietnamese)
    Pad Thai Rice Noodles (Thai)
    Red Lentil Dal with Dates and Caramelized Onions (Indian)

To round off the menu, Tanumihardja even presents a handful of popular Asian desserts and snacks. Sticky rice with mango or Filipino caramel flan? As the author reveals, everything is possible in your Instant Pot, and this cookbook shows you how to do it!

Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced food writer and cookbook author who was born in Indonesia and brought up in Singapore before moving to the U.S. Growing up in different food cultures, she learned to appreciate a variety of dishes and flavors from a young age, and learned to cook as soon as she could tell the difference between garlic and ginger. As a writer, she sees the world through a multicultural lens and enjoys covering topics relating to travel and food culture. She has contributed to Edible Seattle, Seattle, Sunset, Saveur, and other magazines. Her debut cookbook was The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens, followed by her widely-acclaimed Tuttle book, Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season. Pat writes the "Pickles and Tea" food blog in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, which showcases Asian-American food culture. She lives with her family in northern Virginia and can be found on social media @pickles.and.tea

Monica Bhide is an engineer turned writer based out of Washington, D.C. Her recipes are fun, accessible and tasty. She have been published in major national and international publications, including Food & Wine, The New York Times, Parents, Cooking Light, Prevention, Health, SELF, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and many more. She is a contributing editor to the AARP -The magazine and a frequent contributor to NPR's Kitchen Window.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Asian Pickles at Home: 75 Easy Recipes for Quick, Fermented, and Canned Pickles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647390747
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Published: Rockridge Press - July 21st, 2020

A Life of Spice Cover Image
By Simi Jois (Photographer), Monica Bhide
ISBN: 9781511881005
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 1st, 2015

Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken Cover Image
By Simi Jois (Photographer), Monica Bhide
ISBN: 9780997662412
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Published: Bodes Well Publishing - September 1st, 2016