Octopus imprint Kyle Books has acquired Asian Green: Everyday Plant‐based Recipes Inspired by the East by Taiwanese chef Ching‐He Huang.
Editorial director Judith Hannam acquired world rights from Heather Holden‐Brown at HHB Agency. The cookbook will be published on 21st January 2021.
In Asian Green Huang will draw inspiration from across Asia to create simple, healthy vegan dishes. Recipes include Wok‐fried Orange‐Soy Sticky Sprouts & Wild Rice Salad, Peking Mushroom Pancakes, Smoked Tofu & Broccoli Korean‐style Ram‐don, and Chinese Black Bean Seitan Tacos.
Hannam commented: "I'm thrilled to be publishing Asian Green, Ching's most personal book to date, and full of the food she now eats. These are vibrant vegan recipes for everyone to enjoy, whether you just want cut down on the amount of meat in your diet or go completely plant-based. Simple enough for everyday, but deliciously different and packed with flavour, they're not going to cost you the earth—or Mother Nature."
Huang said: "Thanks to all the team at Kyle Books for supporting me on my plant‐based journey. I am delighted with the book and the opportunity to share it. This book is inspired by my husband, Jamie’s, personal health transformation by adopting a vegan diet and I have seen his remarkable physical transformation since going vegan. This experience has personally challenged me to create recipes using the Asian pantry in easy, everyday recipes that are healthful in micronutrients but also deliver on flavour where possible. I am no nutritional expert, but I do believe in the Chinese philosophy that ‘Food is medicine’ and perhaps we have forgotten how to live a healthy life with modern lifestyles."
Huang is a TV chef who has had several shows including Food Network UK's "Ching: Amazing Asia" in 2015. She has also published other cookbooks with Kyle Books including Wok On (2019) and Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-fry Recipes (2017).