Spoonful of Ginger

A Spoonful of Ginger Chinese cookbook takes a unique approach on Asian cooking, bringing you 200 recipes that have healing properties based on Chinese medicine wisdom. Leading Chinese cuisine authority, Nina Simonds offers you this wonderful cookbook along with all its health-giving recipes. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 320 pages. 

Copyright: 1999

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 

Author: Nina Simonds 

ISBN: 9780375400360

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Description: The author is the best selling authority on Chinese cooking. Here she brings you a ground-breaking cookbook based on the Asian philosophy of food as health-giving. The 200 delectable recipes she offers not only taste superb but also have specific healing properties according to the accumulated wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. 

The emphasis is on what's good for you, not bad for you. It's primarily a question of balance: eating in harmony with the seasons; countering yin, or colling, foods (spinach, tomatoes, asparagus, lettuce, seafood) with yang, or hot foods (ginger, garlic, hot peppers, beef) and neutralizers like rice and noodles.

Feeling tired? Ms. Simonds offers a spoonful of ginger in her hearty chicken soup. A cold coming on? Try Cantonese-Style Tofu (to sweat out the cold) in Black Bean Sauce (healing to the lungs and digestion). Your immune system needs building up? Wild mushrooms (a cancer deterrent) are tossed with soba noodles (a stress reliever). Concerned about cholesterol and clogged arteries? Instead of giving up all the foods you love, indulge in Yin-Yang Shrimp with Hawthorn Dipping Sauce.


Condition: Good condition. Bottom corner of book has tiny bit of wear to the cover material. 

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