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Every Grain of Rice: A Taste of Our Chinese Childhood in America

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Book by Blonder, Ellen Leong, Low, Annabel
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 26th 1998 by Clarkson Potter
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Great recipes, lists very useful techniques, and good for people seeking some more gluten-free options for cooking (although the book does not mention the gluten-free aspect specifically).

This book is a treasure for anyone who wants to know not only the recipes but the techniques to Chinese cooking. There are also great stories here from each of the authors in which they describe their childhood memories related to recipies or techniques. I personally am going to have to go out and buy the book
If I were ever to attempt cooking Chinese food at home, I would start by trying some of the recipes in this book. The authors share anecdotes about coming to America and how their families adapted their cooking to the ingredients available here. The stories give a taste of Chinese-American live and the recipes in between are less complicated that what I've seen in other Asian cookbooks.
95% of the recipes of the book brings up childhood memories for me. I have never seen a cookbook that actually included recipe for stir-fried shrimp and ketchup before! I always thought it was yet another quirky family tradition of ours until I came upon the recipe. I had such a hard time finding a copy of this cookbook for my personal collection but thank goodness I did!
To be honest, I haven't actually cooked much from this book. But the family memories and lovely illustrations of this Chinese American family are fantastic.
Lots of wonderful stories, but I wish there photos instead of the drawings (though they are beautiful).
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