Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking

Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo; Susie Cushner (Photographer); San Yan Wong (Calligrapher)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811859332, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 2009


This new masterwork of Chinese cuisine showcases acclaimed chef Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's decades of culinary virtuosity. A series of lessons build skill, knowledge, and confidence as Lo guides the home cook step by step through the techniques, ingredients, and equipment that define Chinese cuisine. With more than 100 classic recipes and technique illustrations throughout, Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking makes the glories of this ancient cuisine utterly accessible. Stunning color photography reveals the treasures of old and new China, from the zigzagging alleys of historical Guangzhou to the bustle of city centers and faraway Chinatowns, as well as wonderful ingredients and gorgeous finished dishes. Step-by-step brush drawings illustrate Chinese cooking techniques. This lavish volume takes its place as the Chinese cookbook of choice in the cook's library.

About the Author
Eileen Yin-Fei Lo is the author of nine previous Chinese cookbooks. She has written about Chinese cooking for the "New York Times," "Food & Wine," "Bon Appetit," and "Travel & Leisure," and has taught Chinese cooking for more than 20 years. She is married to "Gourmet" columnist Fred Feretti.

Ruta Kahate teaches regional Indian cooking from her home-based school in Oakland, California, which has been featured on the Fine Living Network.

Praise For Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking

"The only thing better than having Eileen Lo cook for you is having her teach you how. She takes you on an incredible journey as you build your Chinese pantry and master the basics. Eileen carefully explains the steps of every important Chinese cooking technique, while also communicating a profound respect for flavors. She is the Chinese godmother every chef wishes he had." Daniel Boulud, Chef-Owner, Daniel, Caf Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud, DBGB Kitchen and Bar

Sunday, Dec 6, 2009

If you're the kind of person who's always believed that a book can teach you to do anything, this year's crop of cookbooks will prove you right. Cooks lacking confidence will find comfort in detailed instructions and comprehensive how-tos. More at

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