The Book of Tempeh: A Super Soyfood from Indonesia

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Tempeh is a delicious, traditional Indonesian fermented food with the texture and taste of fried chicken. The Book of Tempeh takes a wholistic look at tempeh. This special Professional edition contains the complete contents of the basic, large-format Book of Tempeh plus 88 additional pages of more specialized information and 54 illustrations arranged in the following appendices: Appendix B: Tempeh in Indonesia (an overview of the tempeh industry, per capita consumption by province, etc.). Appendix C: The Varieties of Tempeh. Appendix D: Soybean Production and Traditional Soyfoods in Indonesia. Appendix E: The Microbiology & Chemistry of Tempeh Fermentation. Appendix H. Onchom or Ontjom. A fermented food resemblinh tempeh in appearance but cultured with a different microorganism (Neurospora) and made from inexpensive ingredients - peanut presscake, okara, coconut presscake, etc. Glossary of Indonesian Foods (the most extensive one available in English). Bibliography on Tempeh containing over 190 entries Expanded Index. Illustration of an Indonesian dancer. A great deal of additional original research is contained in this book.

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Tempeh is one of Indonesia'¬?s most extraordinary gifts to the world. A cultured soyfood, it tastes like Southern fried chicken and is the best vegetarian source of vitamin B-12. More importantly, tempeh is a delicious, natural source of high-quality, cholesterol-free protein, making it an excellent aid to reducing cholesterol as well as a light, tasty treat. Beautifully illustrated and immensely informative, THE BOOK OF TEMPEH showcases this hearty, versatile ingredient in delectable recipes such as Tempeh Guacamole, Spicy Curried Tempeh, Tempeh Jambalaya, and Tempeh Burger with Coriander and Garlic Crisp Tempeh. Whether you'¬?re a veteran vegetarian eager for a new source of essential protein and vitamins, just looking for ways to lead a healthier life, or simply interested in adding some variety to your menus, this book is sure to please.Ä¢ More than 130 tempting Western-style and traditional Indonesian recipes-most of which are cholesterol-free.Ä¢ Easy-to-follow instructions for making tempeh at home.

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WILLIAM SHURTLEFF and AKIKO AOYAGI spent their formative years on opposite sides of the Pacific, in California and Tokyo respectively. Bill and Akiko began collaborating in 1972, doing research and writing books about soyfoods. They worked together for six years in East Asia, mainly in Japan, studying with top soyfoods researchers, manufacturers, nutritionists, historians, and cooks. William is currently the director of the Soyfoods Center, which he and Akiko founded in 1976, and lives in Lafayette, California. A freelance illustrator and graphic designer, Akiko lives and owns her own art business in Walnut Creek, California.

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