Kylie Kwong: Recipes and Stories

Kylie Kwong: Recipes and Stories


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Kylie Kwong: Recipes and Stories by Kylie Kwong

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142005231
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2007
Pages: 184
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 restaurants—Rockpool, Wockpool and Restaurant Manfredi—Kylie realised her dream of pouring her heart and soul into her own restaurant, billy kwong, in Sydney's Surry Hills.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
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
Salads     21
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
Serendipity     156
Bisarn     160
Chinese ingredients and brands     164
Recommended Asian supermarkets and specialist shops     170
Bibliography     171
Index     172
Acknowledgements     178

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