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Feeding the Dragon: A Culinary Travelogue Through China with Recipes

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Young, American siblings Mary Kate and Nate Tate traveled throughout contemporary China, collecting stories, photographs, and recipes of their experiences along the way. A Chinese cookbook for the Lonely Planet set.

With little more than two backpacks, a camera, and a tarp, Mandarin-speaking American brother and sister Nate and Mary Kate Tate traveled more than 9,700 miles
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published September 20th 2011)
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Katie
Aug 23, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
Now THIS is a cookbook. If I were to sit down and write one, I really hope that it would be something like this. Part travelogue, part photography book and part cookbook, Nate Tate and his sister Mary Kate Tate take you on a tour of China and delight awaits you at every turn.

They have succeeded in writing a cookbook that not only highlights great regional cuisine, they make all of the recipes accessible to just about anyone who has an interest in cooking. I would cook more Chinese food, but I'm
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Norma
Feb 23, 2012 Norma rated it it was amazing
When I first heard about this book, I was thinking it was going to be a simple cookbook with some stories added to it. This book was so much more then that.

I was blown away by the history and culture that was shared on each page. The photos were awesome. The Tates made me want to hop on a plane and visit China.

First off, on the inside of the cover is a hand drawn map of China. Upon the map are drawn food items so you can get a somewhat general idea of where they were and the foods of the areas.
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Carol Harlow
Oct 19, 2011 Carol Harlow rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! The travels of brother and sister Nate and Mary Kate Tate tell quite a story. The recipes in this book are amazing and you can picture the surroundings as brother and sister relate their experiences with the food of each of these nine regions in China. There are so many recipes that I can’t wait to try out!
Monica
Apr 04, 2012 Monica rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
It was fun to read about two young people travelling through China on a shoestring budget. They did a lot of things that I would never dream of ever trying, like sleeping on park benches in HK, better them than me.

I didn't give them 5 stars because I prefer to get my recipes for chinese food from chinese chefs, but otherwise, it was a fun read and the recipes still made me drool.
Jules
Dec 06, 2011 Jules rated it it was amazing
As a friend of one of the authors, I know how much hard work went into this masterpiece. A longer review to come, after I finish perusing the final product, which may take some time! There is so much in this book to digest, which I mean both in the literal, recipe sense as well as in the wealth of information and beautiful photography this book contains.
Tatiana
Feb 10, 2012 Tatiana rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
This is part travelogue part cookbook. There are some fantastic recipes in the book, from different areas of China, which is usually not standard for Chinese cookbooks (e.g., Xinjiang, Yunnan, Sichuan provinces all in one). A quick read designed to make you hungry.
Natashya KitchenPuppies
Oct 03, 2011 Natashya KitchenPuppies rated it really liked it
A lovely book written by a brother/sister team. This will be popular with fans of Alford and Duguid.
And the potstickers are to die for!
Rey
Mar 04, 2012 Rey rated it it was amazing
Such a delightful trip through China, as I read I was taken back to many of my experiences there! And the food is rather delicious as well!
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