Food of China

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Allen & Unwin, 2001 - Cooking, Chinese - 296 pages
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Each recipe is photographed as it is made, and is accompanied by pictures of techniques, equipment and ingredients, while stunning photographs shot on location in each country evoke their distinctive colour, cultures and histories. Explore one of the world's great cuisines from the Peking duck restaurants of Beijing, to the kitchens of Shanghai, through the tea gardens of Hangzhou to the dim sum chefs of Hong Kong.
 

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This is positively the best book on Chinese Food I have ever read. First class

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My favourite book! Amazing, easy to do. Authentic. Currently looking for a Vietnamese version! I'm going to buy the whole collection!

Contents

THE FOOD OF CHINA
6
FISH SEAFOOD
70
RICE NOODLES
238
DESSERTS
271
GLOSSARY OF CHINESE FOOD AND COOKING
288
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Page 79 - Put the orange peel in a small saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
Page 45 - ... dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
Page 41 - ... edge. With the other hand, press the two opposite edges together to seal.
Page 134 - ... hang it up to dry in a cool and airy place for at least 6 hours, or overnight, or leave it uncovered in the fridge.
Page 49 - Add the cooked eggs and simmer for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the tea mixture until cool enough to handle.
Page 27 - PLACE the rice in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave to soak overnight.
Page 49 - Pour in the vegetable stock and 1.25 litres (44 fl oz/5 cups) water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the pumpkin, potato, parsley and beans and simmer for a further 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the beans are cooked.
Page 200 - Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for 2 hours.
Page 236 - Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer very gently, stirring occasionally, for 13/4-2 hours, or until it has a porridge-like texture and the rice is breaking up.

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