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The Chinese Chicken Cookbook: 100 Easy-to-Prepare, Authentic Recipes for the American Table

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In China the chicken represents the phoenix, the mythological bird that rose from its ashes and that symbolizes rebirth and reaffirmation. Because of this deeply held belief, chicken is served at every New Year celebration, every wedding feast, and every birthday dinner. The chicken is honored for its eggs, its meat, and the flavor it provides for stocks and broths. Becaus ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 2nd 2004 by Simon Schuster (first published December 30th 2003)
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Darren
Jun 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
On many occasions you can find recipes that appear to be authentic representations of that served in their original country, yet upon closer inspection they are either a shadow of their real-life versions or they would be totally unknown of back home. A manufactured, artificial foreign dish if you will.

So authentic, where possible, not "adjusted" for the local taste is best if you can get it. Here, in what may appear to be a mixed message, the author presents many Chinese chicken recipes that as
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Matthew Gatheringwater
Aug 22, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: non-chinese cooks.
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What gives "Shanghai Strange Taste Chicken" its strange taste? Is "Old Skin Chicken" as nasty as it sounds? Eileen Yin-Fei Lo (also the author of The Chinese Kitchen) answers these questions for non-Chinese cooks in a wonderfully useful and entertaining cookbook.

The recipes in The Chinese Chicken Cookbookare lucid and sufficiently adapted for non-Chinese cooks so as not to require a trip to Chinatown just to prepare dinner. (Some specialized ingredients, such as lotus leaves or preserved vegetab
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Try out the street dumplings!
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This is my favorite cookbook. It's super specific, great breakdowns, well written recipes. I love it. It's just the best. It's all about chicken in various forms. Whole Chicken, quarters, pieces, entrees, side dishes, soups, everything. It's comprehensive. And, I just can't express how important a well worded recipe is.
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Accessible chinese recipes for the new cook.
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