“Trang’s food can be chili hot, lettuce mild, caramel sweet, lime sour, crusty crisp, starchy mushy; an a cappella aria of a primary ingredient of a funky, mysterious pastiche. It may be several of these things at once. It is never timid.” ~ The New York Times, “Book Review” section

“The Asian Julia Child… Poised to join their [The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningtham…and Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child] ranks, the newly released Essentials of Asian Cuisine: Fundamentals and Favorite Recipes by Corinne Trang has already created buzz. Encyclopedic in range and content… The volume’s appendix includes both educational and practical information. A tour of food rituals…rounds out the book’s scholarly base.” ~ Chronogram

“Trang shows an instructional bent in explaining ingredients, techniques, and how the cuisines evolved.” ~ The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

“Trang has done an impressive job of conveying the heart and soul of sometimes vastly different Asian foods.” ~ Winston-Salem Journal

“This wonderful book traces the journey of curries from India throughout Southeast Asia and beyond…tight-focused photography adds its own mouthwatering appeal.”
~ The Seattle Times

“This is an inspiring collection of adventurous recipes that highlight Trang’s ingenious method of marrying eastern and western flavors.” ~ Martin Yan, best selling author, and TV host of Yan Can Cook

“This book [Essentials of Asian Cuisine] is a masterpiece.”~ Lynne Rosetto Kasper (NPR)

“Corinne Trang’s cookbooks are a joy for the senses, and have helped to bring Asian cuisine into countless kitchens and dining rooms across America—including ours. “
~ Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page, James Beard Award-winning authors of The New American Chef

“This…tome [Essentials of Asian Cuisine] sets out to establish, and ultimately succeeds in laying, the foundations for authentic Asian cooking. …Trang has created a book that is accessible to Western audiences of varying levels of cooking experience…Yum.” ~ The Harvard Book Review

Corinne In The News

Link to selected videos of Corinne’s appearances on news shows and cooking channels.

July 2013 – ABC News 8 “Connecticut Style” Salade Niçoise with an Asian Twist

August 2012 – Food Network’s CHOPPED Grill Masters (Episode 4)

February 2012 – The Importance of Mindful Eating on Connecticut Style

January 2012 – Celebrating Chinese New Year With Al Roker on NBC’s TODAY Show

May 2011 – How to Make Authentic Pad Thai on Fine

March 2011 – Quick & Easy Stir-Fry on ABC News 8′s Connecticut Style 

November 2010 – Eating Healthy Over the Holidays on ABC News 8′s Connecticut Style

July 2010 – Corinne Trang On the Road in Valencia, Spain [In Spanish and English]

October 2009 – How to Use Lemongrass in Your Cooking on

October 2009 – How to Prep Rice Noodles on

October 2009 – How to Keep Ginger Fresh on

September 2009 – How to Seed Chiles on

September 2009 – Simply Scrumptious Stir-Fried Noodle Recipes on NBC’s TODAY Show

February 2009 – “Chef on a Shoestring” Asian Grilling Segment on CBS News’s Early Show 

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