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Nancie McDermott is a food writer and cooking teacher specializing in the cuisines of Southeast Asia. She lives in North Carolina.

Maren Caruso is a photographer based in San Francisco.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Original edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811859304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811859301
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By kiwanissandy VINE VOICE on February 7, 2009
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This cookbook is for those who love Chinese food made the American way. There are 70+ recipes and it is all your favorites. This would make a great wedding present combined with a wok.

I made the soy sauce chicken wings on page 27 and they were fabulous. I needed to increase the sauce because the suggested amount was not nearly enough. I also had the hot and sour soup. It was still a good soup, just different then I've had before.

It had the Kung Pao, Szechuan, 5 spice, etc...all the typical American favorites. The picture on the cover is the Kung Pao Chicken, it's not a very appetizing picture but the dish itself was very good. There are pictures of some of the dishes, the pages are thick and glossy, you'd be able to wipe off spills easy enough.

The chapters are divided into beef, pork, chicken, fish and then vegetables and rice chapters. The fried rice with shrimp and peas was very good.
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I had tremendous success with the author's Thai cookbook and hoped for the same with this one. My youngest daughter loves Chinese food, and ever since moving out to the country we have been hard pressed to find a Chinese restaurant, let alone a good one. So I went on Amazon and figured I'd bring McDermott to the rescue.

I tried the chicken cashew. While the Thai cookbook version was adored by our family, the Chinese version was greated with "meh...". And my youngest daughter asked if we could eat out next time - Ouch!!! So then I tried Kung Pao Chicken. Again, I followed the recipe to the letter. First comment from my son - "tastes funny." My youngest daughter simply stared at me. Was it the sesame oil? I dunno. So I then decided to try the Moo Shu Pork (sp?). I spent over two hours shredding raw pork, mincing fresh garlic and ginger, shredding carrots and cabbage, and making the various sauce mixes. This was truly the most labor intensive meal I had ever cooked. The results again were "meh..."

Its a shame since the Thai book is truely fantastic. So far, this Chinese food however tastes BLAND, with a capital B L A N D. One reader compared the cooking results to the cuisine of a national chain. I found that chain to be too sweet. Even so, I wish the meal's I prepared had even come close.

Oh well. The author had lived in Thailand and had cooked Thai for some time. No such similar stories in this cookbook. And the cooking results show the difference. Maybe I'm a bad cook. But 3 strikes? I'm really just not that bad. The author needs a strong next book, or the brand of Quick and Easy will be diluted....
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I LOVE this cookbook. It meets all my qualifications for a good cookbook -- simple to follow, desirable recipes, great results, beautiful photography. The ingredients were easy to find and the food turned out exactly as I hoped without a lot of effort. The author didn't just make it possible for me to follow her directions, she taught me basic principles of how Chinese food is generally made that I can apply across my cooking. I highly recommend it.
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I have this book, as well as the Vietnamese & Thai versions and I love them all! The recipes are delicious and easy to follow. I've recommended all 3 books to many people and will continue to do so :)
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My husband loves Chinese food, but I don't like indulging in the high calorie dishes sold in restaurants all the time. I was thrilled to find this book on amazon and I am quite pleased with it. Many of my husband's favorite dishes can be found in this book and I can control the ingredients and avoid frying everything and covering it in a sticky sauce. We have tried the sesame beef so far and I added vegetables to the recipe and served it over brown rice. It was divine. Very very flavorful. We are excited to try all of the recipes in the book, as I don't see a single one I'm not interested in. Thanks!
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Taste is a personal issue. One can follow a bland method of using spices, etc or otherwise. I like my food very spicy.

This cookbook really makes making meals a breeze. Very good choice of meals and entrees. I found recipes like the lemon chicken very good. I followed the directions and added some other ingredients and wow! Season to your own tastes. Once you learn the recipe, one can experiment.

I recommend this cookbook definitely.
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Bought Nancie McDermott's "Quick and Easy Thai" and LOVED IT. Great book for any novice chef! This book is good....recipes are not as dynamic. Not bad if you are starting out...but it didn't knock me out.
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I was looking for some new Chinese recipes when I saw this book. It was very inexpensive and the recipes looked good. While I have only tried a few, they have came out very well. It is a good addition.
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