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The Burma Cookbook Premiers at Good Food & Wine Brisbane

November 8, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Finally, after nearly 15 years in the making, advance copies of The Burma Cookbook will premier at Brisbane’s Good Food & Wine show, Nov 8-10. 

546701Written by Robert Carmack and Morrison Polkinghorne of Globetrotting Gourmet, the book spans Myanmar’s opulent traditions of empire: from the past century’s best recipes to contemporary dishes of today.  The result is a lavishly illustrated and photographed cookbook and travelogue.

Advance copies of the book are available for the Brisbane show exclusively, as the pair flew especially to Asia this week to pick up copies from straight the printer.  Although recommended Australian retail is $49.99, as a show special the guys will be selling autographed first editions at a special discount of $40.

Described by writer and editor Carolyn Lockhart as “faultless in its scholarship” the book is nearly 400 pages with some 175 recipes.  Anne Willan of La Varenne in France calls it “a treasure house of recipes and much much more… Lots of inspiration and temptation.” While designer and stylist guru Megan Morton says it’s “a guide to the most marvellous country of all, and a cookbook helping you get your Burma-on with ease.”  The authors had exclusive access to The Strand Hotel’s archives of historical menus, pictures and photos during production of the book.

For an advance glimpse of The Burma Cookbook, view the video:

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Robert Carmack has a long pedigree in the culinary world, and is author of five cookbooks.  He writes widely about food and travel and with partner hosts food tours to Southeast Asia.  Morrison is a textile designer and authority of Southeast Asian textiles and weaving techniques.  Their next epicurean food tours, which are being featured in Brisbane at The Good Food & Wine Show are to Thailand over Christmas (Dec 21-28) staying in Bangkok’s colourful Chinatown district, plus to the kingdom’s bucolic wine country just two hours north of the capital; Hanoi for New Year’s eve, plus to Haiphong and Ha Long Bay.  In April ‘2014 Robert and Morrison host two deluxe tours to Burma: The first running from April 8-13 focusing on Rangoon and environs; and a second tour coinciding with the country’s annual Thingyian Water Festival April 13-23. All Rangoon accommodation exclusively at The Strand hotel, the country’s oldest and finest, and in colonial times lauded as the finest hostelry east of the Suez.

And if any Australian cooking school, travel group, bookstore or library wants them to address clients before they leave for their US promotions over March, contact them now. They host the tastiest cooking demonstrations!

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