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9780764552472 / 0764552473

Chinese Cooking For Dummies

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Publisher:For Dummies

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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About the book:

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 goodand look so easy to make? Still dont 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, youll 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. Youll also be able to:

  • Think like a Chinese chefusin g the Three Tenets of Chinese Cooking
  • Choose and season a wok, select a chefs knife, plus other basic tools of the trade
  • Find the essential ingredientsand 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 methodsincluding 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 books rich offering of recipes:

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

Chinese Cooking For Dummies gives you all of the basics youll need, letting you experience the rich culinary landscape of China, one delicious dish at a timeand all, without leaving a tip!

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