Chinese Cooking For Dummies

Chinese Cooking For Dummies

by Martin Yan

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ISBN-13: 9781118069295
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/18/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 606,922
File size: 13 MB
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About 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.

Table of Contents


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.


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Chinese Cooking For Dummies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
AvidReaderSometimes More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good food
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.