Chinese Homestyle Cooking presents exciting twists on authentic, vegan Northern Chinese cuisine, adapted for our busy lifestyles and Western kitchens.
Enjoy the bold flavors of Chinese food without the guilt with over 90 easy vegan recipes adapted for the Western cook and kitchen. No wok required!
Everyone loves Chinese food, but takeout can often be unhealthy. In Chinese Homestyle Cooking, Maggie Zhu, the creator of the popular Chinese cooking blog Omnivore's Cookbook (omnivorescookbook.com), shares authentic, healthy recipes-with a focus on Szechuan and Northern Chinese cooking-that allow you to make quick, delicious meals any night of the week, including:
- Favorite takeout
- Dim sum
- Cold dishes
- Seasonal produce
- Sauces and condiments
With recipes adapted to accommodate our busy lifestyles and including helpful information for stocking your Chinese pantry, Chinese Homestyle Cooking will soon have you throwing out those delivery menus and experiencing this exciting cuisine in a whole new way.
Chinese Homestyle Cooking
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Chinese Homestyle Cooking by Maggie Zhu is a comprehensive guide to traditional Chinese cuisine. The book is beautifully photographed and includes easy-to-follow recipes that are perfect for both novice and experienced cooks.
Along with easy to follow recipes, there is also helpful tips and variations for each recipe, making it easy to customize the dish to your own tastes.
The author emphasis on using fresh, whole ingredients, but many of the recipes call for traditional Chinese ingredients such as Sichuan peppercorns, fermented black beans, and five-spice powder, which can be difficult to find in Western supermarkets. However, there are helpful tips for substituting ingredients or finding them online.
One of my favorite recipes from the book is the "Sichuan-Style Spicy and numbing chicken" which is a classic Sichuan dish. Included is a detailed guide on how to make the Sichuan chili oil, which is a key ingredient in the dish, and how to use it in other dishes.
Chinese Homestyle Cooking is an excellent guide to traditional Chinese cuisine in all it's glory.