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The Great Mango Book
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The Great Mango Book
by Allen Susser,
Greg Schneider (Photographer)
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Reviewed by Jeremy Emmerson

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The Great Mango Book is the latest in a series of handy dandy single subject books from Ten Speed Press. Written by renowned Floridian chef and self-confessed mango junky Allen Susser, this little gem is a power packed read.

The book is divided in to three sections. The first discusses the history of the fruit, is origins, various types of mango and how it is shaped it way in to the culture of many nations. Many tit bits of information are scattered though out this first section - for example did you know that the mango, pistachio nut and poison ivy are all related? A perfect morsel of information to stun your coworkers with!

Mango varieties are the next topic of discussion. Over fifty types are featured each with its own description, tasting notes and clean crisp photograph.

The final chapter showcases chef Allen’s recipes, both savory and sweet, with a few cheeky bevies thrown in for good measure. The aromatic Shrimp and Mango Curry worked really well. This dish is made with a green mango and laced with Indian spices. The Mango Split with Rum-Carmel Sauce is a “no brainer”. In true Floridian style Allen finishes the dish with a squirt of lime to cut the sweetness.

To summarize, there is a lot of information in this little book, it is well written with good recipes. At only $12 (£11) it won’t break the bank. Check out a sample recipe - Shrimp & Mango Curry.

March 2002

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