Dim Sum Cookbook

Dim Sum Cookbook: Classic Recipes from the Chinese Teahouse is a wonderful resource of dim sum recipes. Recipes come in all shapes and flavors and often include step-by-step instruction for preparation. 

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Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 180 pages. 

Copyright: 1982 

Publisher: Crown 

Author: Eileen Yin-Fei Lo 

ISBN: 9780517545812

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Description: For centuries the teahouse has assumed a special place in everyday Chinese life. Men came there to talk about sugarcane crops, to describe fish they had caught or missed, to read their newspapers, to conduct business, or simply to while away the morning hours drinking tea and quietly enjoying the delectable foods indigenous to the teahouse: dim sum. 

Today, the pleasure of eating dim sum is enjoyed by the whole family, and in the United States it has recently become an increasingly popular culinary ritual. Now, with The Dim Sum Book, expert chef Eileen Yin-Fei Lo shows how to make these delightful foods right in your own kitchen. 

Traditionally, dim sum are small succulent dumplings with skins made of wheat flour or glutinous rice dough, filled with savory concoctions of pork, beef, fish, or vegetables. The dumpling shapes epitomize the art of dim sum cooking, yet many other foods make up the dim sum cuisine -- hearty porridges called congees, spare ribs, stuffed bamboo or lotus leaves, and several savory rice cakes. All are miniature wonders, pleasing both to the eye and to the palate. 

In The Dim Sum Book, Ms. Lo begins by explaining the basic techniques, foods, and utensils for elementary Chinese cooking. She then gives detailed yet easy-to-follow recipes for more than seventy classic dim sum, from the popular spring rolls, siu mai, and stuffed crab claws to the more difficult and unusual soup dumplings, stuffed lotus leaves, pork buns, and egg custard tarts. She also includes recipes for special decorative dim sum, including sculptured doves, butterflies, and goldfish. 

Dim sum means "a delight of the heart" -- and delights they are. With The Dim Sum Book, this very special culinary pleasure, in its most classic form, is finally brought to the American kitchen. 

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Condition: Good condition. 

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