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Everyday Chinese Cooking: Quick and Delicious Recipes from the Leeann Chin Restaurants
by Leeann Chin
"There are too many exotic ingredients." . . . "What about all that preparation?" . . . "I don't want to buy special equipment." . . . Acclaimed restaurateur Leeann Chin and her daughter Katie have heard all the excuses before, and in response they present their collection of delicious, simple recipes that will make any cook feel like a gourmet Chinese chef. Everyday Chine ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 3rd 2000 by Clarkson Potter
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Exactly as advertised. The ingredients are similar across recipes, so once you've stocked your pantry with the basics (sugar, salt, cornstarch, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, chili sauce), you can make pretty much anything in the book. Substitute meats and vegetables as you will; in my experience, the recipes are very forgiving. Best of all, these are quick to prepare and most involve no more than one pot or pan, so clean-up is also a breeze.