Chinese Feasts & Festivals (9780804849692)

Cooking
$9.99
Current Stock:
SKU:
9780804849692
Publisher:
Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
ISBN:
9780804849692
Format:
Paperback
Date Published:
10/03/2017
Illustrations:
56 recipes; over 50 watercolor illus
Number of Pages:
144
Trim Size:
8 3/4 X 11 3/4

This beautifully illustrated Chinese cookbook features all the most popular feast and festival food along with a wealth information.

It is often said that the Chinese live to eat. Happily for them, the rich culinary tradition of China is largely inspired by a calendar year filled with a generous round of joyous occasions—festivals, reunions, weddings and anniversaries—for eating, drinking and making merry. And, of course, for paying homage to the gods and ancestors.

Food, fittingly, is a combination of flavors and symbols (wealth, happiness, luck, prosperity), a spiritual celebration and an earthly pleasure. Chinese Feasts & Festivals, S.C. Moey has assembled a number of facts and fancies as well as a collection of festival specialties for the Chinese food lover to read and enjoy or, if the spirit takes flight, cook up a feast that will impress both mortals and ancestors and win the approval of the gods.

Authentic Chinese recipes include:
  • Drunken Chicken
  • Steamed Duck with Bamboo Shoots
  • Five Spice Rolls
  • Spicy Sichuanese Lamb
  • Sweet and Sour Fish
  • Chinese Lettuce Leaf Cups
  • Yangzhou Fried Rice
  • Sweet Red Bean Pancakes
  • Steamed Rice Flour Cupcakes
  • New Years Cakes


About the Author:
Author and illustrator S.C. Moey is a freelance writer who lives in Penang, Malaysia. A self-taught artist and keen cook, she has many years of experience in festive food presentation. She has contributed various food-related articles to local journals.