Martin Yan's China Cookbook

Martin Yan's China cookbook is a companion volume to his public television series. Chinese regional cuisine is at he center of this Yan cookbook from Mandarin and Shanghai to Sichuan and Cantonese. Over 100 recipes from specialties from the different four regions are shared along with photographs and stories from Yan's travels. 

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Format: Paperback, 239 pages 

Copyright: 2008 

Publisher: Chronicle Books 

Author: Martin Yan 

ISBN: 9780811863964

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Description: Let Martin Yan be your guide as he takes you on a culinary journey through the country of his youth in Martin Yan's China, the companion volume to his latest public television series. A master at making Asian cuisine accessible to Western palates, Martin gives us a taste of China's four regional cuisines (Mandarin, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Cantonese), In addition he explores some of the lesser-known provinces in the west -- Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan -- where snowcapped mountains, Tibetan monasteries, highland tea plantations, and close proximity to the ancient Silk Road have influenced the culture as well as the food. 

More than 100 recipes highlight the specialties from each region, such as Street-Style Crispy Chicken from the southern reaches or Spice Market Fish with its rich profusion of flavors common to the dishes of Sichuan. Organized by course, you'll find appetizers and soups, vegetables, rice and noodles, entrees, desserts, and beverages. Try Red-Cooked Pork, a specialty of Shanghai, or Double Happiness Pasta from Shanxi, with its two kinds of noodles. Red and Gold Fried Rice is a favorite lunch order for busy workers in Hong Kong, and desserts include such classics as Crispy Glazed Bananas, a recipe that dates back to the Yuan Dynasty (A.D. 1279). 

Martin makes cooking these recipes at home easy with his efficient cooking techniques, lists of essential cooking tools, and useful glossary of ingredients. Martin Yan's China is packed with stunning photographs and fascinating stories from Martin's extensive travels. From the booming modern cities of Shanghai and Beijing to the rarely-seen villages and countryside of rural China, Martin Yan's China paints an unforgettable visual and culinary portrait of a twentyfirst-century country with strong ties to its ancient traditions. 

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Condition: Like new.  The pages' top part outside shows a small black line from the printing press.

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