A sampling of recipes from six Asian countries. Begins with the principles of south-east Asian cooking. Then travels country by country. Full colored illustrations help you figure out how to produce the food. All recipes have both English and native name. Here's a sampling of recipes: Pork and Peanut Pick-Me-Ups (Thailand); Hot and Sour Chicken Salad (Vietnam); Malaysian Fish Curry; 3 Sambals from Indonesia (these sambals are dipping sauces); Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Shrimp Cakes (Philippines); Sweet Potato and Chestnut Candies (Japan).