Fine Art of Chinese Cooking Cookbook

Fine Art of Chinese Cooking cookbook is a vintage 1962 cookbook with over 200 recipes. The book is written for Americans too make shopping for ingredients a breeze. Each dishes takes between 10-20 minutes to cook, making this a great cookbook for those limited time to cook. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 240 pages 

Copyright: 1962 

Publisher: Gramercy Publishing Company 

Author: Dr. Lee Su Jan 

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Description: The exquisite delights of Oriental cooking are now available to the American home in Dr. Lee's brilliant new cookbook. He places within the practical limits of the American kitchen and supermarket in the twenty-two-century-old art of preparing food fit for the most discerning palate. The Fine Art Of Chinese Cooking offers over 200 recipes and menus richly representative of the complexity and delicacy of Chinese cooking and it's a fundamental emphasis on beauty, taste, texture and health. 

This cookbook offers first the philosophy underlying the proper appreciation of food and diet. It gives the American reader a first-hand and expert analysis of the techniques of Chinese cooking by applying the common sense and logic which are the basis of the traditional Oriental art of food preparation. Dr. Lee has selected the cream of over 2000 recipes collected in his travels through Mongolia, Tibet, Sinkiang, and Southeast Asia. Most of these tempting recipes require no more than 10 to 20 minutes cooking time. On each recipe special care has been devoted to the nutritional aspects of cooking. No unusual utensils are needed and every recipe has been tested by American housewives. 

The reader will find many original features in The Fine Art Of Chinese Cooking, all as time-saving as they are inviting. There is an excellent chapter on leftovers, and full treatment is given to authentic Chinese salads, delights of originality and composition. The book is written especially for Americans; most of the ingredients listed can be purchased in supermarkets. A section is included, however, for the cook who wishes to roam through authentic Chinese markets. 

All messy, unhygienic, and odor-causing processes have been eliminated. There are menus for every occasion. Economy is stressed to make the pocketbook as happy as the stomach. 

Here are intriguing combinations of pure Chinese dishes, American dishes with a Chinese flavor and Chinese treats adapted for the American palate. 


Condition: Jacket has some small frays, scratches, and dot sized spots. Further great condition. 

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