Festive Foods: China

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Children's Literature - Miriam Gottschalk
Youngsters who want to combine a love of cooking with Chinese food will enjoy trying the recipes in this colorful volume, the first in a series of eight international cookery books. The author includes a disclaimer about the need for caution in the kitchen and awareness of one's own health situation with regard to recipe ingredients. She also provides several useful tips, such as that cooks should cut chilies while wearing gloves to prevent skin irritation. She explains symbols used throughout the book, such as a white exclamation point embedded in a red box that warns child cooks that adult supervision or help is required. All of the instructions are clear and easy-to-follow. However, the step-by-step numbered photos are awkwardly placed in a left-to-right sequence. This may be good to reinforce reading conventions, but the design and irregular size of the outlined boxes caused me some confusion. Therefore, young cooks will have to pay very close attention to the sequence and be sure to read the whole recipe first, following the numbers carefully. A total of ten recipes appear in the book. This includes one for fortune cookies, which I believe are an American-Chinese invention. I lived in China for two years, ate in many restaurants and never encountered a fortune cookie! (Perhaps this is lucky for me, since I don't read Chinese!) A brief overview of China, its geography, climate, food production, culture, and celebrations rounds out the presentation. The entire book is liberally sprinkled with interesting fun facts highlighted in colored boxes. A table of contents, a glossary, an index, and a list of references for additional print and authoritative electronic resources combine tomake this a very easy-to-use and informative book for middle readers. Reviewer: Miriam Gottschalk
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791097519
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Festive Foods Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Let's start cooking     4
A trip around China     6
The food we grow in China     10
Recipe: Egg-Fried Rice     14
Recipe: Crispy Seaweed     16
Recipe: Bang-Bang Chicken     18
How we celebrate in China     20
Recipe: Pork Dumplings     24
Recipe: Mooncakes     26
How we celebrate at home in China     28
Recipe: Fried Noodles     32
Recipe: Fortune Cookies     34
How we live in China     36
Recipe: Deep-Fried Devils     40
Recipe: Hot & Sour Soup     42
Recipe: Fried Pork with Scallions     44
Look it up     46
Find out more     47
Index     48
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