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:
About the Author:
- 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
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.