31 Jan '12, 4am

Prized recipes and interesting food tales by Lydia Castillo

Prized recipes and interesting food tales by Lydia Castillo

Her travels span 40 years but she has been cooking since childhood. Now, wouldn't that constitute perfect credentials for a successful travel cookbook? Former travel executive and now food columnist Lydia D. Castillo has just launched her second cookbook, "In My Basket Cookbook: Travel Collection and Recollections." It talks about her journey around the globe and her encounters with all kinds of dishes, including the exotic and the unfamiliar she has tried out in her kitchen. Her vast recipe collection from her trips-some original, others enhanced and given a yummier twist (Chili Crab, Veal with Honey and Soy Sauce, Sambal Udang Galah, Tangy Chicken Shawaerma etc.) is interspersed with interesting anecdotes. Castillo's first book "In My Basket," published more than 10 years ago, was on vintage Laguna cookery. It was a best-seller and bagged the National Book Award for Best...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/article/17173

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