* The Indonesian Kitchen, Copeland Marks with Mintari Soeharjo, Atheneum, 1981.
This is, to my taste, by far the finest cookbook available on Indonesian cooking. It is comprehensive. The techniques and flavors of Indonesia are outlined in admirable detail. And, as far as I know, the recipes are as authentic as you could hope for, only slightly tailored for the American kitchen to make them wholly workable. Although Copeland Marks is an American who has lived off and on over many years in Indonesia, he is wholly conversant with the cooking of the region and has had the inestimable help of Mintari Soeharjo, a formidably good Indonesian cook.