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Yan-Kit's Classic Chinese Cookbook

Yan-Kit's Classic Chinese Cookbook Lowest new price: $16.61
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Author: Yan-kit So

Learn to cook traditional Chinese food with this extensive collection of authentic Chinese recipes from Chinese cookery expert Yan-kit So. Dim-sum, dumplings, Cantonese food — you name it — this classic book has every recipe and cooking method you need to prepare delicious, authentic Chinese food.

With thirty years as a favorite in home kitchens everywhere, Yan-Kit's Classic Chinese Cookbook is a staple for cooking traditional Chinese food. Now this bestselling cookbook is reborn with wonderful photography that makes cooking Chinese food recipes understandable and simple. Even inexperienced cooks can find easy recipes in this complete collection, and more experienced chefs will find plenty to challenge and delight them as well.

Step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques, and complete menu ideas make Yan-Kit's Classic Chinese Cookbook inviting for home cooks of all skill levels: Find a new favorite dim-sum recipe, learn a great technique for dumplings, or polish your proficiency in the art of delicious Cantonese food. Yan-Kit's proficiency and expertise in cooking authentic Chinese food makes her the ideal chef to begin a journey into cooking Chinese food, and a trusted ally in guiding you in more expert Chinese dishes.

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K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food

K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food Lowest new price: $12.60
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Author: Da-Hae West
Brand: West Da Hae

There's a great buzz around Korean food right now, as more and more people experience the fantastic, robust flavors of both classic Korean cooking and the Ameri-Korean strand that has developed from it. There are no better authors than Da-Hae and Gareth West to introduce this flavorsome cuisine - Da-Hae uses her Korean background to explain the details of traditional recipes, and Gareth shows how Korean and Western flavors can be fused together to create really delicious combinations.

From a run-down on the basics of Korean cooking, including now readily available sauces, pastes and other ingredients, through chapters on kimchi and the etiquette of the famous Korean BBQ, to recipes for everything from the irresistible Bulgogi Burger and spicy, sticky spare ribs to Panjeon (seafood pancakes) and corn on the cob with kimchi butter, this book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to the delights of modern Korean food.


  • K Food Korean Home Cooking and Street Food

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Dim Sum: Dumplings, Parcels and Other Delectable Chinese Snacks in 25 Authentic Recipes

Dim Sum: Dumplings, Parcels and Other Delectable Chinese Snacks in 25 Authentic Recipes Lowest new price: $4.84
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Author: Terry Tan
Brand: Lorenz Books

Whether steamed or fried, vegetable or meat, roll or dumpling, there is a delicious bite here to tempt everyone's tastebuds; bring the tastes, textures and traditions of a classic Chinese style of dining to your own home.


  • Lorenz Books

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A Tradition of Soup: Flavors from China's Pearl River Delta

A Tradition of Soup: Flavors from China's Pearl River Delta Lowest new price: $16.77
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Author: Teresa M. Chen
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Through recipes that use time-honored medicinal ingredients, A Tradition of Soup provides a fascinating narrative of the Southern Chinese immigrants who came to the United States in large numbers during the last half century, the struggles they faced and overcame, and the soups they used to heal and nourish their bodies.

Following the Chinese approach to health, Teresa Chen, who was born into a family of food connoisseurs and raised by a gourmet cook, groups the recipes by seasons and health concerns according to Cantonese taxonomy: tong (simple broths, soups, and stews), geng (thickened soups), juk (rice soups or porridges), and tong shui (sweet soups), as well as noodle soups, wonton and dumpling soups, and vegetable soups. Also focusing on dahn (steaming) and louhfo (slow-cooking) soups associated with good health, the book features fresh, natural, and seasonal food. A Tradition of Soup highlights recipes that serve a wide range of purposes, from gaining or shedding weight to healing acne and preventing wrinkles. While some ingredients may seem foreign to Western readers, most are available in Chinese grocery stores.

To help readers identify and procure these items, Chen provides a beautifully photographed ingredients glossary complete with Chinese names, pronunciation, and detailed descriptions.


  • A Tradition of Soup Flavors from China s Pearl River Delta

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The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner Lowest new price: $8.97
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Author: Jaden Hair

You will absolutely love the 101 Asian recipes in this easy-to-use cookbook.

This engaging cookbook includes dozens upon dozens of full-proof Asian recipes that are quick and easy to do—all in time for tonight's supper! The recipes will appeal to Americans' growing interest in Asian cuisines and a taste for foods that range from pot stickers to bulgogi burgers and from satay to summer rolls.

Whether you're hurrying to get a weekday meal on the table for family or entertaining on the weekend, author and blogger ( Jaden Hair will walk you through the steps of creating fresh, delicious Asian meals without fuss. In an accessible style and a good splash of humor, Jaden takes the trauma out of preparing "foreign" Asian recipes. With Jaden's guiding hand, you'll find it both simple and fun to recreate Asian flavors in your own kitchen and to share the excitement of fresh Asian food with your family and friends!

Asian recipes include:

  • Firecracker Shrimp
  • Pork & Mango Potstickers
  • Quick Vietnamese Chicken Pho
  • Beer Steamed Shrimp with Garlic
  • Korean BBQ-style Burgers
  • Maridel's Chicken Adobo
  • Simple Baby Bok Choy and Snow Peas
  • Chinese Sausage Fried Rice
  • Grilled Bananas with Chocolate and Toasted Coconut Flakes

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Chinese Cooking For Dummies

Chinese Cooking For Dummies Lowest new price: $10.98
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Author: Martin Yan

Have you ever had a craving for fried dumplings or hot and sour soup at midnight? Ever wonder how your local Chinese takeout makes their food taste so good—and look so easy to make? Still don’t know the difference between Sichuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin cooking? Discovering how to cook the Chinese way will leave you steaming, stir-frying, and food-styling like crazy!

The indescribably delicious cuisine of a fascinating country can finally be yours. And in Chinese Cooking For Dummies, your guide to the wonders and magic of the Chinese kitchen is none other than Martin Yan, host of the award-winning TV show Yan Can Cook. In no time at all, you’ll be up to speed on what cooking tools to use, how to stock your pantry and fridge, and the methods, centuries old, that have made dim sum, Egg Fu Young, Kung Pao Chicken, and fried rice universal favorites. You’ll also be able to:

  • Think like a Chinese chef—usin g the Three Tenets of Chinese Cooking
  • Choose and season a wok, select a chef’s knife, plus other basic tools of the trade
  • Find the essential ingredients—and ask for them in Chinese with a Chinese language (phonetic) version of black bean sauce, hoisin sauce, plum sauce, bamboo shoots, and more
  • Cook using a variety of methods—including stir frying, steaming, blanching, braising, and deep frying

And with over 100 recipes, arranged conveniently like a Chinese menu, Chinese Cooking For Dummies lets you select from any column in the comfort of your own kitchen...which is when the fun really begins. Imagine putting together your ideal meal from the book’s rich offering of recipes:

  • Delectable morsels—including Baked Pork Buns, Spring Rolls, Potstickers, Steamed Dumplings, and Shrimp Toast
  • Seafood dishes—including Sweet and Sour Shrimp, and Oysters in Black Bean Sauce
  • Poultry dishes—including Moo Goo Gai Pan, Kung Pao Chicken, and Honey Garlic Chicken
  • Pork, beef, and lamb dishes—including Sichuan Spareribs, Tangerine Beef, and Mongolian Lamb

Chinese Cooking For Dummies gives you all of the basics you’ll need, letting you experience the rich culinary landscape of China, one delicious dish at a time—and all, without leaving a tip!

Won Ton Soup, Kung Pao Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Fried Rice, Mu Shu Pork--Chinese takeout again? Not with Chinese Cooking for Dummies, which brings the experience of the Chinese restaurant to your home, including everything but the big, exotic fish tank. Author Martin Yan, an award-winning celebrity chef, has put together everyone's favorite Chinese recipes all in the comfortable, familiar Dummies format, including his own signature brand of humor.

To get the full experience, the book requires an up-front time investment of reading before cooking, and includes background on Chinese history and its influence on Chinese cooking. It is long, but if you have the time, it is worth the read. Yan provides a window to the Chinese philosophy on cooking--the delicate balance of complementing flavors, textures, shapes, and cooking techniques--which makes it easier for the Westerner to better understand that what they're doing is more than frying rice.

The book is filled with more than 100 recipes as well as excellent preparation and handling tips for seafood, poultry, pork, and beef. Much of this information easily transcends cuisine borders to foods of all nationalities. As for presentation, Yan has provided fascinating instructions for easy-to-make garnishes that enhance the appearance of a traditional Chinese meal but don't require an art degree. The Chinese may boast of 3,000 varieties of rice but he recognizes that his reader is probably only going to use a couple of these. Another staple of Chinese cuisine, the sauces, are included, with recipes for sweet and sour sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese mustard, and black bean sauce. He recommends making sauces in batches, and offers storage instructions that make it possible to keep the various concoctions for weeks. This allows for a quick Chinese stir-fry, or other favorite dish, in a matter of minutes.

Practical and easy aren't often associated with Chinese food, but Martin Yan makes it seem so simple you may never order takeout again. --Teresa Simanton

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1000 Indian, Chinese, Thai And Asian Recipes: Presenting All The Best-Loved Dishes, From Irresistible Appetizers And Sizzling Hot Curries To Superb Stir-Fries, Sambals And Desserts

1000 Indian, Chinese, Thai And Asian Recipes: Presenting All The Best-Loved Dishes, From Irresistible Appetizers And Sizzling Hot Curries To Superb Stir-Fries, Sambals And Desserts Lowest new price: $8.82
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Author: Rafi Fernandez

Create authentic Asian food at home with easy-to-follow recipes and more than 1000 fabulous photographs

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Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking

Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking Lowest new price: $17.24
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Author: Tsung Yun Wan
Brand: imusti

Taiwanese cuisine has long been popular, with their signature dishes of three cup chicken, fragrant noodles, savory seafood and sweet light desserts whetting appetites around the world. This delicious collection of home-style recipes is from a Taiwanese chef, who shows how you can whip up these authentic and popular dishes in the comfort of your home.


  • Natl Book Network

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Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-Fry Recipes

Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-Fry Recipes Lowest new price: $4.88
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Author: Ching-He Huang

Stir-frying is not only one of the easiest and fastest ways to cook, but also one of the most healthy – using little oil and retaining more nutrients than other methods of cooking. It also requires very little equipment: All you need is a wok, a knife, and a chopping board.

InStir Crazy, Ching explains the techniques behind making a good stir fry, with tips on controlling the heat, choosing the right oils, and planning the right order in which to add your ingredients. The focus is on simple preparations to entice even those with little or no cooking skills to try something new. The recipes include both Asian and Western ingredients readily available in any supermarket, ranging from Chinese “Pesto” Noodles with Kale and Asparagus and Egg Fried Rice to Chicken with Green Beans in Spicy Garlic Sauce and Peanut Beef with Edamame. So whether you eat meat or are a vegetarian, love carbs or avoid them, want something special or have to feed your family in a hurry, all you need to do is pick up a wok.

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Wok Wisely: Chinese Vegetarian Cooking

Wok Wisely: Chinese Vegetarian Cooking Lowest new price: $5.44
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Author: Dharma Realm Cookbook Team

Not just a cookbook, but a way of life for your body, mind and spirit, Wok Wisely, Chinese Vegetarian Cooking, presents not only a collection of nourishing, flavorful recipes, but information on how to keep the body in balance. Originally assembled by the Dharma Realm Cookbook Team in Chinese for a Buddhist monastery, this English version was done under the guidance of American Buddhist nun, Jin Rou Shi. In addition to recipes and tips on keeping the body in balance, the book contains nutrition facts from both Chinese classics and contemporary Western sources, guidelines for vegetarian children, quotes by about vegetarianism from the likes of actress Alicia Silverstone, physicist Albert Einstein, scientist Charles Darwin, poet George Bernard Shaw, and Buddhist masters, among others. The book also covers how to maintain a safe home through the use of natural cleaning products.

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