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Traditional Chinese Northern and Western Cuisine, Vol. II
Traditional Chinese Northern and Western Cuisine Vol II Author:Esther Chen . . . Between 1942 and 1946, my family and I lived in Yunnan, Szechuan, Kueichow, and Kwangsi, and so I became familiar with the special cooking of those provinces. In 1946, I taught cooking in Nanking . . . — . . . I published my first book, "Chinese Cookery Secrets" in 1950 in Singapore. I also taught cooking at the YWCA and continued my stud... more »y of cooking with a fine chef in a restaurant there. My first book, which was about simple, home-style cooking, was well received not only by my Western friends but also by many Chinese women living abroad. Their enthusiasm encouraged me to write a second book, "Chinese Banquet", on the more elaborate dishes of the type served in restarurants . .
. . . It is with the hope that these new volumes will help [people] explore even further into the variety, complexity, and richness of Chinese cooking that I have written "Traditional Chinese Regional Cuisine".« less
Printed in 1976. Most ingredients used were available in the US at that time. Some background preceding some recipes, but mostly just the good stuff. Pen and ink drawings of ingredients serve as illustrations.