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A Spoonful of Ginger : Irresistible Health-Giving Recipes from Asian Kitchens

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From Nina Simonds, the best-selling authority on Chinese cooking, here is a groundbreaking 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 f
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 20th 1999 by Knopf
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Joyce
Apr 22, 2015 Joyce rated it really liked it
This cookbook makes sense from a healthy perspective. So why am I not cooking from it? It's my head and need more time to think differently.
Katie
Jun 01, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing
I got this a long time ago from a former co-worker. It had been sitting on her desk for months and no one claimed it. So I said I'd take it. Lucky me!

It took me about 5 years though to actually sit and read this. For me I have never been a lover of Chinese-American food. I find it greasy, bland and most of it tastes the same. At first I was overwhelmed by how little I knew about Chinese food and didn't have the time to delve into it. Once I did though - boy did I ever get a lesson about Chinese
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Jan 09, 2014 Toni NB rated it it was amazing
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I am a big fan of Nina Simonds; my first cookbook of hers was Asian Noodles. There is something about her cooking style, manner of writing, whatever, that appeals to me. I've created many of her recipes from this book and have not been disappointed in any of them. Some personal favorites: tofu in black bean sauce, udon with shrimp, poached pears, any and all of her soup & vegetable recipes, I could go on. I also enjoyed reading her sections on yin/yang food, the seasonal diet, and holistic m ...more
Deb
Jun 23, 2013 Deb rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this cookbook...the recipes look nearly universally tasty and information on the Asian way of using food for health is gently given in abundance. One of my new favorites!
Sarah
Jun 29, 2007 Sarah rated it really liked it
I haven't hit a bad recipe yet, and furthermore, this book teaches about what foods help with health concerns.
John Millard
Oct 03, 2015 John Millard rated it it was amazing
I love to eat and cook Vietnamese style food so I have some stuff on ginger. This is a fine addition to my shelf.
Mandy
May 20, 2008 Mandy added it
it's a good book...with a definite focus on the medicinal properties of food and herbs in chinese cuisine.
Maggie
Jan 25, 2009 Maggie rated it really liked it
I like how many of the sauces are technically vegetarian.
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