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Easy Family Recipes from a Chinese-American Childhood (Knopf Cooks American Series)
Ken Hom, whose cookbooks and television shows on Chinese cooking have won him international acclaim, now gives us a Chinese cookbook unlike any other. It is a book that is deeply rooted in his past - he grew up in Chicago's Chinatown - and reflects the experiences of many other Chinese-Americans in the New World. And it is the first to give us recipes that represent the ki ...more
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published September 30th 1997 by Knopf
(first published 1997)
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Every recipe in this book turned out EXACTLY right, particularly the seasoning. What I especially like is that Ken Hom includes vignettes about his childhood and other well-known Chinese American's, in particular how they related to food (which as we know, is part of the quintessential Chinese American childhood experience). He includes the authentic and Americanized version of most recipes. My only qualm is that there aren't pictures of the food (just illustrations accompanying some of them). H ...more
This is the best cook-book I've ever read. I enjoy the little stories attached to the chapters and nearly every recipe is truly easy, accessible, and delicious. I'm not one to rave about cookbooks, but this one just deserves love. If you have ever aspired to cook chinese food at home, this is the one book you have to have.
The recipes in this book are amazing. And forgiving for a beginner! My Chinese sister and grandmother are incredible whirling dervishes in the kitchen and they do all recipes by feel so its hard to learn much from them. Every time I steal one of Ken's recipes, its as good as theirs!