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Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
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Jun 17, 2012

it was amazing
Read in June, 2012

A fantastic look into Chinese cooking. This book provides clear and concise instructions on Chinese style meals. However, not only though does it provide the recipes, it lists the tools, cutting styles and even basic stock recipes to keep a full Chinese kitchen in your house.

I have a Chinese girlfriend and normally she views Western Chinese books as too simple or full of western style recipes. I showed her this and she has read it from cover to cover (quite a feat for a cookbook!). She remarks on the accuracy of the recipes and the traditional style of the foods, she even recognises local recipes from her city.

Overall I would highly recommend this book. As a Western man who wants to get into 'proper' Chinese style cooking, this book breaks down all the barriers to Eastern style food with stylish pictures and easy to understand recipes and notes.

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