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China The Beautiful Cookbook Hardcover – November 7, 1989


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Publishers; 7532200272/k4 edition (November 7, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002159996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002159999
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 10.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Chris T. Dong on March 5, 2000
This book encompasses all regions- not just Canton. And its genuinely authentic- just like what you would find at fine restaurants in China (i've been there). A lot of great regional recipes (good schezuan).
If i had to pick one cookbook for restaurant style chinese food, this would be it. Note,though, that: a) its authentic and assumes some knowledge (not a starter cookbook); and b) its not exactly homestyle comfort food. The dishes are spectacular, though. Beautiful coffeetable book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21, 2003
This was my very first "Beatiful Cookbook". I used it all the time, until it mysteriously disappeared after a dinner I cooked for friends... I am a Chinese food junkie and felt lost without it until one day at an airport bookstore found it again and was overjoyed to pay FULL price and cram it into my bulging suitcase.
It was worth it! I had an asian friend who read the book and was amazed at how authentic the dishes are. While I haven't been adventurous enough to make some of the dishes, I still love the photos and history, and have many favorite recipies!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Wiley on January 11, 2009
I have been looking at this book for 5 years but due to the price I have avoided purchasing it however my wife got it for me this past Christmas. This is the best Chinese food I have ever had and my kids (10, 8 and 7) destroy the food as soon as it hit the table. The first dish I made was the sweet and sour pork now I make something from this book every Saturday. I only wish I would have got it five years ago. This is a must buy for those of us that are obsessed with the Chinese culture or just truly enjoy Chinese food. The photos are just as good as the food. The only mistake you can make with this book is not buying it.
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Pretty pictures but not very practical if you are looking to cook from this book. It resides in my 'give away' box.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AFajardo on February 3, 2010
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My whole family love this book, we have our favorite recipes within the book, we use it all the time, the recipes are easy to follow and the finished product taste like home cooking, each recipe has a picture of the finished dish, I like to see how my dish compares with the one on the book. This is a great book for anybody.
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