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Chinese Cuisine at Home

Chinese cooking has complex, technique-driven elements, which makes it a bit daunting for the average home cook. But if you’re as obsessed with it as I am, that shouldn’t stop you from cooking Chinese food in your own kitchen. So, I’d suggest that you get a great cookbook, and cook a new dish twice a week. Next, make sure you have the right equipment (a good wok, a bamboo steamer) and the proper pastes, vinegars, oils, spices and ingredients (and yes, this means you’ll most likely need to go to your local Asian market). Here are a few of my favorite recipes to get you started.


Reading List

  • Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook by Fuchsia Dunlop
  • Land of Plenty by Fuchsia Dunlop
  • Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
  • Beyond the Great Wall by Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid
  • Hot Sour Salty Sweet by Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid
  • The Cuisines of Asia by Jennifer Brennan
  • The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen by Grace Young
  • The Dim Sum Book by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo


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