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The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking

by Barbara Tropp


Barbara Tropp adapts classic Chinese techniques for the modern American kitchen. Dipping your toes into this diverse culinary genre seems a bit less daunting, and a lot more delicious. Take a whack at dim sum with shao mai dumplings or impress a dinner party with Chinese roast pork.

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Explanations of Chinese cooking techniques and tools also show how to adapt them to the contemporary American kitchen, while recipes encompass the full range of main dishes, appetizers, dim-sum, and soups.

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William Morrow and Company
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Ken Concepcion


A timeless look at technique and ingredients in Chinese cooking that is still very relevant and fundamental today. An essential, desert island kind of cookbook.

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Boy, this was so important when it was written. It was a really great window into chinese cooking at a time when there weren't that many books.

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