Chinese Cooking for Dummies
ISBN: 0764552473
EAN13: 9780764552472
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 6, 2000
Pages: 360
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 9.1" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Forget about takeout

Have you ever had a craving for fried dumplings or hot and sour soup at midnight? Ever wonder how your local Chinese takeout makes their food taste so good--and look so easy to make? Still don't know the difference between Sichuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin cooking? Discovering how to cook the Chinese way will leave you steaming, stir-frying, and food-styling like crazy

The indescribably delicious cuisine of a fascinating country can finally be yours. And in Chinese Cooking For Dummies, your guide to the wonders and magic of the Chinese kitchen is none other than Martin Yan, host of the award-winning TV show Yan Can Cook. In no time at all, you'll be up to speed on what cooking tools to use, how to stock your pantry and fridge, and the methods, centuries old, that have made dim sum, Egg Fu Young, Kung Pao Chicken, and fried rice universal favorites. You'll also be able to:

  • Think like a Chinese chef--usin g the Three Tenets of Chinese Cooking
  • Choose and season a wok, select a chef's knife, plus other basic tools of the trade
  • Find the essential ingredients--and ask for them in Chinese with a Chinese language (phonetic) version of black bean sauce, hoisin sauce, plum sauce, bamboo shoots, and more
  • Cook using a variety of methods--including stir frying, steaming, blanching, Read More chevron_right

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