Easy 'n Healthy Cooking: Chinese, Fusion, & Western Cuisine by Diana Fong Chan
Diana Chan is a creative innovator with a passion for cooking and baking. She was born in Shanghai, China, and grew up in Hong Kong and Brazil, where she watched her family's Chinese chef prepare simple daily meals and elaborate banquet dishes. Her cookbook has simple recipes that can be made in 30 minutes and gourmet recipes that appeal to the epicurean palate and could turn a novice into an instant gourmet cook. Here she introduces variations on a theme: once the reader learns one of her basic recipes, many new dishes can be made using the same method.
How is Easy 'n Healthy Cooking different from other cookbooks?
This cookbook presents a unique combination of Chinese, Fusion, and Western recipes that range from half-hour recipes to gourmet recipes for novice and experienced cooks who want to entertain in style. There are many vegetarian dishes, low-fat entrées and desserts that will delight health-conscious cooks, as many of the recipes are in the "lean cuisine" genre. These recipes are marked with red hearts for easy identification. The book has great ideas for home entertaining with make-ahead appetizers, desserts, and garnishes which add elegance to the presentation of food.
One could become an accomplished cook by just following the easy and delicious recipes which appeal to novice and seasoned cooks alike. The reader-cook will be able to make many more dishes once he/she learns to make one of the basic recipes.