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#1 chow guy

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:35 AM

I've been cooking for several Tibetan Lamas and their entourages lately and I need a really good Tibetan cookbook recommendation. Any ideas?

#2 Gifted Gourmet

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:43 AM

this cookbook seems to be the most popular but I have never read it nor cooked from it ...
The Lhasa Moon Tibetan Cookbook
by Tsering Wangamo and Zara Houshmand
Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"


#3 Ducky

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:43 AM

I have a good friend who is devoted to all things Tibetan and she swears by the Lhasa Moon Tibetan Cookbook. I have been the beneficiary of her cooking from this book - and it was always tasty - and certainly far better than anything I ever ate in Tibet.

#4 BonVivant

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:50 PM

hmmmmmnm....yak mince momo....

just had yak milk cheese and honey momo the other day in Lhasa. the smell of yak cheese is quite offensive to most of us. i eat all them all.

never seen beef momo in Tibet. only yak if they have a meat filling.

yak and Tibetans can't be separated.

#5 Milagai

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:26 AM

There are some recipes on line:

http://72.14.203.104...us&ct=clnk&cd=1
(you need to know some Indian food terminology here,
e.g. mouli = mooli = daikon radish)

and here:

http://asiarecipe.com/tibet.html

or here:
http://www.tanc.org/...food/index.html
(this one has pictures)

Milagai

#6 jaynesb

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:21 PM

I've got a slim paperback by Betty Jung called "The Kopan Cookbook". She spent some time in the kitchen of the Kopan Monastery as part of the background for her book. I think it's out of print but you still might be able to find it. I think I've only used it once though....a long time ago but have always meant to use it more. (When I just tried google with "Betty Jung", some of her recipes as well as other Tibetan recipes came up.)

You might find some recipes in books by Alford and Duguid as they've done a lot of traveling in that region.

Hope this helps
jayne





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