Chinese Cooking For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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TV chef Martin Yan demystifies the art of Chinese cooking! In this cookbook from the bestselling cookbook author and star of PBS-TV's Yan Can Cook, Martin Yan puts a contemporary spin on traditional Chinese cuisine for today's home cooks. Chock-full of tips on ingredients, cookware, and techniques, this basic handbook shows how to cleave vegetables with precision, stir-fry like a pro, and prepare a full menu with ease. In this fun and friendly cookbook, you will find:

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Chinese Cooking For Dummies

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Overview

TV chef Martin Yan demystifies the art of Chinese cooking! In this cookbook from the bestselling cookbook author and star of PBS-TV's Yan Can Cook, Martin Yan puts a contemporary spin on traditional Chinese cuisine for today's home cooks. Chock-full of tips on ingredients, cookware, and techniques, this basic handbook shows how to cleave vegetables with precision, stir-fry like a pro, and prepare a full menu with ease. In this fun and friendly cookbook, you will find:

  • 100 taste-tested recipes, including classic dishes, regional specialties, and modern adaptations
  • Easy-to-understand instructions for cooking with or without a wok, as well as other techniques such as steaming
  • Step-by-step line drawings that illustrate the foods and techniques essential to Chinese cooking
  • Boxed features on Chinese customs and culture
  • Shopping guidelines for ingredients and tools

About the Author:

Martin Yan (Foster City, California) is the winner of the James Beard Award for Best Television Cooking Show and Best Television Journalism and the author of several bestselling cookbooks on Asian cuisine, including The Yan Can Cook Cookbook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118069295
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 242,829
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Martin Yan hosts the award-winning TV show Yan Can Cook, broadcast on 240 U.S. stations and in 70 countries internationally. His bestselling cookbooks include Martin Yan's Feast and Martin Yan's Invitation to Chinese Cooking.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: What Is Chinese Cooking?

Chapter 1: How to Think Like a Chinese Chef.

Chapter 2: A Wok Through China's Amazing Culinary Regions.

PART II: Where to Begin?

Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 4: The Chinese Pantry and Refrigerator.

Chapter 5: Common Chinese Cooking Techniques.

Chapter 6: Edible Artistry: Garnishes to Prettily Your Plate.

PART III: The Recipes.

Chapter 7: Saucy Sauces and Dips.

Chapter 8: Delectable Morsels: Appetizers, Snacks, and Salads.

Chapter 9: Broth, Bones, and a Barrel of Soup.

Chapter 10: Swimming with the Best of Them: Seafood.

Chapter 11: Crying Fowl: Poultry Recipes.

Chapter 12: Moo-ve In and Pig Out, My Little Lambs: Beef, Pork, and Lamb.

Chapter 13: Healthy Tofu and Eggscellent Ideas.

Chapter 14: The Green Revolution: Cooking Vegetables the Chinese Way.

Chapter 15: Rice Bowls and Oodles of Noodles.

Chapter 16: Sweet Sensations.

Chapter 17: Bringing It All Together: Full-Fledged Chinese Meals.

PART IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Almost Ten Tips for Enjoying the Chinese Restaurant Experience.

Chapter 19: Ten Commandments: Secrets to Your Success.

Chapter 20: Ten Martin-Tested Resources for Chinese Cuisine and Culture.

Chapter 21: Drink Up: Ten Tips for Drinking Tea and Wine with Chinese Food.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Easy, fun, and delicious

    The info, instructions, tips, and recipes have been very helpful! Nothing too complicated or intimidating, which I appreciated* From what I can tell, the recipes seem very close to authentic Chinese recipes, not all "Americanized" or watered down* I have many of Martin's cookbooks, and I love them all! I highly reccommend this one, for sure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2003

    Yan can cook!

    I was afraid of chinese cooking until I found this book. In true 'For Dummies' fashion it explains chinese cooking so clearly that anyone who wants to learn it will have success. The recipes and instructions are easy to follow. It is an excellent beginning that will give the cook the confidence to try other chinese cookbook authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Mmmm

    Yummy

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

    Lots of Recipes and Variations on Basic Chinese Cuisine

    This cookbook is written by a chef. Contains a lot of recipes with inside tips and hints that only a chef would know but relatively little theory with some cultural aspects. It could've benefited by having a coauthor, such as a food writer.
    In addition, another positive aspect about this book is that Chef Yan points out possible modifications and substitutions on the foods for those of us that does not live near a major Chinese population center (which is most of us) where they sell those fresh produce, fish, seafood, poultry and meat that are undeniably Chinese.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Dont know

    I want to know if this is authentic pure chines food not the american fast food takeout. ( i do love sun dinesty) i want to learn to cook a new style.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Measage by liam

    Really good food

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