Food the nourishes the soul as well as the body.
In this celebrating of cultural and culinary inspirations, Kylie Kwong presents her recipes for the fresh and approachable Chinese food served at her Sydney restaurant, billy kwong. Intertwined with the recipes are affectionate portraits of memorable meals—from cooking rice for her grandmother’s boisterous mah jong sessions to the everyday ritual of shopping in Chinatown.
The richness and diversity of Kylie’s cooking, and the culture that breathes life into it, are reflected in photos from her family album and her travels, as well as of the dishes that mean so much to her.
For Kylie, food is both a way of life in the present and a link to the past and her Chinese-Australian family heritage. This captivating book is a very personal, intimate journey in the company of a fascinating family and the food that binds them together.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.13(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.53(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Kylie Kwong was born in Sydney to a fourth-generation Australian-Chinese family. She learned the fundamentals of Cantonese cooking at her mother's side, and then went on to hone her skills with several of Australia's most respected chefs. After working at some of Sydney's finest restaurantsRockpool, Wockpool and Restaurant ManfrediKylie realised her dream of pouring her heart and soul into her own restaurant, billy kwong, in Sydney's Surry Hills.
Table of Contents
Philosophy of Chinese cooking - and eating 8
Chinese cutting techniques 10
Chinese cooking methods 12
Nanna's Fluffy Terry-Towelling Apron 14
Pau Pau 16
My Auntie Gladys's Strawberry Jam 18
Meat and poultry 29
Mr Kwong's Kitchen 30
Mrs Kwong's Roast Dinners 32
Mrs Adams's Savoury Sausages and Mashed Potatoes 40
The Chicken Wing Children 50
Mum and Dad's Saturday Evening Banquets 68
Fish and seafood 77
Michael's Scent 80
The Steamboat Soiree 106
Eggs, vegetables and tofu 115
Lunch with Mrs Jang 118
Rice, noodles and pickles 143
Goong Goong 150
A Woman named Lan 154
Chinese ingredients and brands 164
Recommended Asian supermarkets and specialist shops 170