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I seldom read a book from beginning to end, but I did it with this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about Chinese food, and I would definitely read other books by this author.
Jen Lin-Liu peeks out through the kitchen window and the view of China is as clear-headed as anything I've read about China.
This was a very interesting trip through China. I learned a lot and learned how to make the food too.Published 5 months ago by Judy Nies
this was a really fun read. we got back from 3.5 months in china, and this book captured the food, the people, the places we saw. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sam
I thought I would just skim this book for the recipes but I started reading it and enjoyed it so much I read every word! Read morePublished 15 months ago by La Boheme
Not a bad read and with some interesting recipes. I thought it would be more updated than it was. The restaurant in China (Black Sesame Kitchen) where the author works is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tickled Pink
The author is a Chinese American journalist living in Beijing. It should be noted that she is a fluent speaker of Chinese and it would not have been possible to do the research... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Matthew B. Christensen
It gives the reader a glimpse of the new China, in depth view of some of the restaurants and its staff .... eye opener, to say the least. Would definitely recommend it to friends.Published 21 months ago by EAT PRAY TRAVEL
I found this to be a whiny and tedious book about the adventures of a rather pampered young girl. This is because I finished Fuchsia Dunlop's similar account in a similar book... Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Ivan Ng
I enjoyed the human interest stories as well as excellent recipes and the author's capturing a slice of life during China's transition to a modern restaurant environment. Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by cybercitizen
I love going to Black Sesame Kitchen and have met Jen and Craig several times in Beijing, so the stories somehow came into place in reality. Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Juliana Loh