The Bottom Line
A good resource for traditional Chinese home-style cooking.
- Over 120 Recipes
- Authors Share Childhood Memories
- Exquisite Watercolor Illustrations
- No Photographs
- Chinese Cookbook
- Published by Clarkson Potter
- Traditional, home-cooked dishes
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In this book, Ellen Blonder and her aunt Annabel Low pay tribute to the home cooked Chinese dishes they enjoyed while growing up in a Chinese-American family. Appetizing recipes such as Soy Sauce Chicken and Tomato Beef Chow Mein are intermingled with charming childhood reminiscences. Ellen's childhood on a farm in California's Sacramento Valley is reflected in the focus on vegetables - there is even a recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes with Flank Steak! The other feature that makes this book stand out are the exquisite watercolor illustrations. Blonder, a professional illustrator, does an excellent job portraying the various recipes and individual ingredients.