Martin Yan's China
By Martin Yan
(Chronicle Books, Paperback, 9780811863964, 240pp.)
Publication Date: April 2008
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The world's foremost expert on Chinese cooking is back with a brand-new cookbook to whet the appetite of anyone who's ever picked up a pair of chopsticks. As the companion volume to the PBS series, Martin Yan's China brings the ancient country's beauty to the table with gorgeous dishes, breathtaking photographs, and fascinating information about the food, history, and culture of China. Just in time for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Yan is poised to charm and entice a new generation of readers with his expert knowledge of Chinese traditions and his flair for Asian cuisine. As always, Yan's 100 recipes introduce new flavors and techniques to the kitchen, yet are simple enough for any home cook to effortlessly embark on a culinary journey through China.
Martin Yan is the author of numerous cookbooks on Asian cuisine and the host of over 2,000 cooking show episodes, including the famed Yan Can Cook. The James Beard Award-winning chef resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"'In the beginning, I just did things like chop suey and chow mein - more Americanized Chinese food. Now the general public is more curious, articulate and adventurous. They're willing to accept new cuisines and ingredients.' It's why, he says, you see every type of ethnic fare show up in the Bay Area." San Francisco Chronicle, February 20, 2008
"Home cooks can embark on a culinary journey through China enjoying Yan's expertise and flair." Pasadena Star News, February 6, 2008
"One can even tell by looking at his latest cookbook, due in stores in April, that even the most far-flung regional specialty can be easily cooked in the home kitchen. Though this is one of his most informational books packed with history, snippets on regional heritage and specialties, and photos from his travel the recipes are still totally doable for the home cook" San Francisco Chronicle, February 20, 2008
"Now in his 30th year on television, Yan is still cooking and spreading the message of honest food cooked fresh the Asian way." Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, February 7, 2008
"Home cooks can embark on a culinary journey through China enjoying Yan's expertise and flair." Pasadena Star News, February 22, 2008