Helen Chen's Chinese Home Cooking
Helen Chen's Chinese Home Cooking cookbook brings you recipes for homestyle Chinese food and favorites from the Chen family restaurants. Recipes are lower in fat than restaurant versions and use more stir frying than deep frying.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 358 pages
Copyright: 1994, First Edition
Publisher: Hearst Books
Author: Helen Chen
Description: Born in Shanghai, raised in Boston, Helen Chen learned how to cook simple, homestyle Chinese food from her mother, Joyce Chen, founder of the successful cookware company that bears her name. Now, with treasured family recipes passed down from one daughter to the next, and favorite dishes from the Chen family restaurants, Helen Chen teaches you how to prepare real Chinese food in your own home.
All your favorite Chinese dishes are here -- Peking Ravioli; Cold Noodles, Szechuan Style; Moo Shi Pork; and Sweet and Sour Shrimp -- along with new classics -- Shanghai-style Pork Chops; Crystal Shrimp; and Steamed Salmon with Black Beans. An entire chapter is devoted to innovative vegetable dishes -- Ginger-glazed Carrots and Parsnips; Steamed Eggplant Salad; Sliced Cucumbers with Spicy Peanut Dressing; and Red-mouthed Green Parrot, a preparation of young spinach with the pink roots still attached.
And because the Chinese don't use a lot of oil when they cook at home, these dishes are far lower in fat than Chinese food served in restaurants. These recipes rely on stir-frying more than deep-frying, steaming more than roasting, and on readily available supermarket ingredients, and they use far less meat in favor of more fresh vegetables. If you love Chinese food for its quick cooking, economy, taste, nutrition, and variety, then you'll love having Helen Chen by your side.
Condition: Good condition. Minor dust jacket creases.
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