Betty Crocker's Chinese Cookbook Author:The Betty Crocker Editors FOREWORD: — Welcome to the exciting discoveries of Chinese cooking. with the recipes in this book, new and exotic ingredients and the techniques of steaming, stir-frying and deep frying, you can create delicious dishes to bring the pleasures of authentic Chinese dining into your own home.\ — Cantonese restaurant food has been popular with American... more »s; and today, interest is growing in the spicier, more highly seasoned cooking of the Szechwan and Mandarin provinces of Northern China. In these pages, you will find recipes typical of all three cuisines.
Leeann Chin, who created these recipes, has authoritative, life-long knowledge of all these styles of Chinese cooking. Born in Canton, China, the daughter of Mandarin and Cantones parents, Leeann became knowledgeable through inheritance and experience. At eighteen, she went to Hong Kong, where she married and later came with her husband and children to live in United States. Today, she is widely known as cook, teacher of authentic Chinese cooking and proprietor of a beautiful, new restaurant, Leann Chin Chinese Cuisine, in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Both in her restaurant and recipes, Leeann practices what she preaches--authentic Chinese cooking with imaginative innovations adapted to American tastes and ways. All of her recipes have been tested in the Betty Crocker Kitchens for sucess and practicality in kitchens just like yours. They are written in clear, easy-to-understand language and describe each step in the order in which it occurs. Ingredients and utensils are fully described and illustrated by photographs.
We recommend that you begin by preparing one or two dishes and introduce them into your meals. When you have mastered them, you will be ready to treat your family or guests to a simple all-Chinese meal, complete with rice and tea. You will find that Chinese food blends well with American dishes on the same menu, and that it is ideal for the casual entertaining we enjoy in the United States.
Consult the suggested menus in this book, then combine your own favorite dishes in menus of your own choosing. You will find Chinese cooking a fascinating hobby that all the family will want to share.