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China The Beautiful Cookbook Hardcover – November 7, 1989

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Product Details

  • 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 (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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The book arrived in time in a very good condition. I was surprised how politicized the introduction was and many recipes were high end, more suitable for banquette style, then for everyday meal of average household.
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