Simple Chinese Cooking
By Kylie Kwong
(Studio, Hardcover, 9780670038480, 320pp.)
Publication Date: February 1, 2007
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Cooking Chinese food at home has truly never been easier--all you need is this book, a wok, and a quick trip to the supermarket
Simple Chinese Cooking offers Kylie Kwongs philosophy of marrying the freshest ingredients and the simplest techniques to create amazing flavor. Kylie grew up devouring the mouthwatering heartiness of her mothers traditional Cantonese cuisine. Armed with the fundamental techniques, she set out to give ancient tradition a modern twist and bring the joys of Chinese cooking to all. Now, people from all over the globe flock to her popular restaurant in Sydney, billy kwong. But in this book, she brings her delicious recipes to Chinese food lovers everywhere.
Simple Chinese Cooking demystifies the preparation of Chinese cuisinewith ingredients that are readily available in any grocery store, and recipes that are friendly and easy-to-follow. From soy sauce chicken and steamed fish fillets with ginger and spring onions, to prawn wonton soup, this book offers delicious everyday meals, as well as dishes that are perfect for entertaining. With succulent 4-color photographs throughout and step-by-step instructional pictures, Simple Chinese Cooking will guide anyone to create a delectable feast.
Kylie Kwong was born in Sydney to a fourth-generation Australian-Chinese family. She learned the fundamentals of Cantonese cooking at her mother's side, and then went on to hone her skills with several of Australia's most respected chefs. After working at some of Sydney's finest restaurantsRockpool, Wockpool and Restaurant ManfrediKylie realised her dream of pouring her heart and soul into her own restaurant, billy kwong, in Sydney's Surry Hills.
This is an incredible book and it will change the way you cook forever. Kylie is an absolute inspiration! (Jamie Oliver)
A Martha in the making . . . Down Unders homemaking heartthrob. (Time magazine)