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Dokmai Garden's Guide to Fruits and Vegetables in SE Asian Markets

Dokmai Garden's Guide to Fruits and Vegetables in SE Asian Markets

Browsing local markets for fresh veggies, fruits and mushrooms remains a
favorite pastime and sometimes a surprise to many Westerners who are
unfamiliar with many of the unusual tropical varieties. Asking the vender
typically only gives you the local Thai name leaving more questions
unanswered. Luckily there is a new field guide fresh off the press by a
local expat living here in Chiang Mai. Eric Dannels, a Swedish botanist has
written a colorful, detailed yet condensed book listing a wide variety of
typical produce including mushrooms aptly named "Fruits And Vegetables In
Southeast Asian Markets".  Eric has a delightful writing style highlighting
the uniqueness to each entry together with color photos identifying the
variety. Wonder what it tastes like? What are their seasons for best flavor?
Just what's its name? What part of the world is it native to? If your local
bookstore runs out of stock as it is  published by White Lotus Press, it is
definitely worthwhile to visit the source at Dokmai Gardens, their book/
gift shop and cafe but to see many more varieties growing in their
gardens. For more info go to

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