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Recipes from my Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food

by Christine Ha

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Note: This electronic braille is in EBAE only (not UEB).
In 3 volumes.

Cook with a MasterChef! Millions of viewers watched Christine Ha sweep the thrilling Season 3 finale of MasterChef. Now you can bring her recipes home for the holidays!

After losing her sight in her twenties, Ha had to re-learn to cook without sight. Using adaptive techniques, coupled with years of culinary experience, Christine turns out dishes that speak to the best of Asian and American comfort food. Wrote one reviewer, "Recipes from My Home Kitchen is one of those cookbooks that you can make virtually anything in the book and it will turn out just wonderfully. This is a comfort food cookbook, and people who are expecting some fancy Asian food will be disappointed. The recipes are simple, using simple ingredients, but they taste wonderful!"

Ha offer tips on how to create delicious food at home interlaced with a personal narrative bolstered by Ha's background as a gifted writer. Asked in an interview what recipe best represents her life's journey, she answered: "I'd have to go with the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. It starts out an inedible mass, but after you put some heat under it, it becomes delectably sweet — that's been my journey in life. It's by no means fancy, but that's me. Sinfully scrumptious!"


Chapter 1: Snacks and Starters
Classic Bruschetta
Kale and Mushroom Chips
Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza
Bombay Flatbread
Sweetbread Nuggets with Bok Choy
Caramelized Chicken Wings
Candied Bacon
Symphonic Sashimi
Seaweed Rice Rolls
Crab Cocktail
Salmon Poke

Chapter 2: A Bowl of Comfort

My Mama's Humble Tomato Soup
Rice Porridge with Chicken
My Mama's Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Curry
Peanut Butter Oxtail Stew
Sour Prawn Soup
Clam Chowder
Ketchup Fried Rice
Soy Sauce Stir-Fried Noodles

Chapter 3: From My Mama's Kitchen

Sunny-Side Up Eggs with Toast
Stir-Fried Macaroni with Beef
Green Papaya Salad
Sticky Rice with Honey-Glazed Chicken and Chinese Sausage
Braised Pork Belly with Egg
Braised Pork Riblets
My Mama's Egg Rolls
Grilled Beef Short Ribs
Clay Pot Catfish

Chapter 4: Western Classics

Penne with Vodka Sauce
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Perfect Spaghetti Sauce
Baked Ziti
Chicken Pot Pie
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Meat Loaf
Mushroom and Onion Burgers

Chapter 5: Food for Casual Gatherings

Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Skewers
Chicken Tikka Masala
Cajun Fried Turkey
Cajun Turkey Marinade
Panko-crusted Rack of Lamb
Pork Belly Sliders
Shaking Beef
Stir-Fried Vermicelli with Seared Scallops
Thai Basil Clams
Cajun Crawfish Boil

Chapter 6: On the Side

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Haricots Verts with Pancetta
Roasted Beet Salad
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Fish Sauce
Cowboy Corn on the Cob
Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Carrots
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Smashed Purple Potatoes
Double-Fried Fries
Dirty Rice
Broccoli-Rice Casserole

Chapter 7: Something Sweet

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ginger Coconut Tuiles
Simple Syrup
Humble Apple Pie
Flaky Pie Crust
Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Browned Butter Ice Cream
Honey Lavender Ice Cream
Coconut Lime Sorbet
Chicory Iced Coffee
Peach Sweet Tea

Chapter 8: A Stock, Sauces, Vinaigrettes and Seasonings

Poultry Stock
Savory Caramel Sauce
Soy-Chile Dipping Sauce
Barbecue Sauce
No-Cook pizza Sauce
Balsamic Vinaigrette with Roasted Garlic and Shallots
Fish Sauce Vinaigrette
Cajun Seasoning
Barbecue Dry Rub