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Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking

by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

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This new masterwork of Chinese cuisine showcases acclaimed chef Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's decades of culinary virtuosity. A series of lessons build skill, knowledge, and confidence as Lo guides the home cook step by step through the techniques, ingredients, and equipment that define Chinese cuisine. With more than 100 classic recipes and technique illustrations throughout,Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking makes the glories of this ancient cuisine utterly accessible. Stunning color photography reveals the treasures of old and new China, from the zigzagging alleys of historical Guangzhou to the bustle of city centers and faraway Chinatowns, as well as wonderful ingredients and gorgeous finished dishes. Step-by-step brush drawings illustrate Chinese cooking techniques. This lavish volume takes its place as the Chinese cookbook of choice in the cook's library.… (more)
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Brimming with lavish photography, this book is organized as a series of lessons which expand your abilities in logical increments. Many of the recipes and techniques mirror those found in Kuo's classic (and sadly out of print) "Key To Chinese Cooking," and while the latter has a broader range of preparations, the slightly narrower focus of this book may make it preferable as a (still surprisingly thorough) introduction to the cuisine.

You come away from the book with a better understanding of the tools, the ingredients, and most importantly, the principles of Chinese cooking - while I think a survey course in any subject as wide ranging as this will inevitably suffer certain weaknesses, this is probably the best available all-in-one Chinese cookbook in English I've encountered. This is not simply a reference - cooking your way through each section with devoted study will reap many rewards. That said, I am more likely to incorporate Fuchsia Dunlop's or Grace Young's ideas into my every-day preparations. ( )
  augustgarage | Aug 28, 2016 |
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This new masterwork of Chinese cuisine showcases acclaimed chef Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's decades of culinary virtuosity. A series of lessons build skill, knowledge, and confidence as Lo guides the home cook step by step through the techniques, ingredients, and equipment that define Chinese cuisine. With more than 100 classic recipes and technique illustrations throughout,Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking makes the glories of this ancient cuisine utterly accessible. Stunning color photography reveals the treasures of old and new China, from the zigzagging alleys of historical Guangzhou to the bustle of city centers and faraway Chinatowns, as well as wonderful ingredients and gorgeous finished dishes. Step-by-step brush drawings illustrate Chinese cooking techniques. This lavish volume takes its place as the Chinese cookbook of choice in the cook's library.

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