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A comprehensive, contemporary portrait of China''s culinary landscape and the geography and history that has shaped it, with more than 300 recipes.

Vaulting from ancient taverns near the Yangtze River to banquet halls in modern Taipei,  All Under Heaven is the first cookbook in English to examine all 35 cuisines of China. Drawing on centuries'' worth of culinary texts, as well as her own years working, eating, and cooking in Taiwan, Carolyn Phillips has written a spirited, symphonic love letter to the flavors and textures of Chinese cuisine. With hundreds of recipes--from simple Fried Green Onion Noodles to Lotus-Wrapped Spicy Rice Crumb Pork--written with clear, step-by-step instructions,  All Under Heaven serves as both a handbook for the novice and a source of inspiration for the veteran chef.

Los Angeles Times: Favorite Cookbooks of 2016

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2017 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION BOOK AWARD NOMINEE: INTERNATIONAL

James Beard Foundation Book Awards

“The vastness and complexity of the many cuisines of China would be daunting to anyone yet Carolyn Phillips has produced a monumental work. Scholarly, comprehensive, based on thorough research yet seasoned with her own insights of an ancient civilization rediscovering and exploring its own culinary history, this is bound to become a classic on the subject and part of the foundation of any serious cook’s reference library.”
—DAVID KINCH, author of Manresa

“Carolyn Phillips brings a bold new voice to the subject of Chinese cooking. All Under Heaven is the result of a lifetime passion and fascination with Chinese cuisine. Many of the recipes are not for a novice cook but it’s an impressive read even if you never cook a single recipe. An added bonus is the author’s charming illustrations.”
— GRACE YOUNG, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge

"Packed with 300-plus recipes (e.g., abalone shreds with mung bean sprouts, bitter melons in golden sand, lotus-wrapped spicy rice crumb pork), this unprecedented reference will thrill cooks who want to expand their knowledge and move beyond the mainstays of American Chinese restaurant menus. Those who enjoy the thoroughly researched cookbooks of experts such as Claudia Roden ( The New Book of Middle Eastern Food) will appreciate Phillips’s comprehensive treatment, which includes historical information, an extensive ingredient glossary, suggested menus, and useful advice."
Library Journal, Starred Review

"[A] comprehensive and thoughtful examination of Chinese cuisine, providing a wealth of appealing recipes for beginner and advanced cooks."
Publishers Weekly

" All Under Heaven follows the illustrated tradition of books like Shizuo Tsuji’s Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art and Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and therein lies its strength. Ms. Phillips’s simple line drawings cover everything from pulling noodles to removing pig hairs. It’s almost as good as watching over the chef’s shoulder."
— The New York Times

Favorite Cookbooks of Fall 2016
—  Los Angeles Times

"There’s no denying Phillips has done her research, delving into 35 Chinese cuisines in admirable depth. "
— Tasting Table

"Organized by regions beginning with a background of that area, Phillips heart and soul can be felt in every word. The book is massive but perfectly laid out with stark white pages, easy to follow instructions with maps and drawings that speaks to her story. She highlights extra information to perfect each dish in red font after each recipe. It is as if she is in the kitchen with us working beside us to make sure we achieve the best results. ...This book is sure to be this year’s best cookbook, I have no doubt."
— The Cookbook Junkies

"Is This the Best Chinese Cookbook Ever Written?"
— Epicurious

"''All Under Heaven'' is an accessible overview separating Chinese cuisine into five culinary regions. It’s perfect for the starter Chinese cook."
— Wall Street Journal  

"It’s magnificent, a reference on the eight traditional Chinese cuisines, with 300 recipes. But at the same time you’ll enjoy her clever subtitles, side references to James Bond, and friendly tips on how to cook, including how to stand while chopping."
— Dianne Jacob 

"Carolyn Phillips’ ''All Under Heaven'' is at once as heavy as a doorstop and as ethereal as a proper Chinese dumpling. A Mandarin scholar who married into a Chinese family, Phillips spent years mastering her adopted cuisine, and it shows in every recipe and line drawing, which she renders in her own hand with considerable elegance."
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"This book is a work of great passion that rewards on so many levels. Every recipe I tried was excellent, there is a wealth of information that will keep your mind occupied for years, and the personality of the author shines through."
— Leite''s Culinaria

"Phillips never stops pushing the limits of her own vast knowledge, and you can really tell that a lifetime of expertise went into this, because this is a book that cooks with all its heart and soul.”
— T. Susan Chang, The Level Teaspoon

"The charming illustrations were drawn by Phillips and even though there’s not a photograph in sight, her writing and very clearly written recipes will make you want to cook your way through China, and this book."
— NPRs Here and Now

"Drawing from ancient culinary texts as well as her own experience, Carolyn Phillips created a spirited, symphonic love letter to China''s flavors and textures — from simple fried green onion noodles to lotus-wrapped spicy rice crumb pork. It''s both a handbook for novices and inspiration for veteran cooks."
— Chowhound 

"Rigorously researched and deliciously annotated, the heavy black volume may seem as foreboding as the Great Wall. But do not be intimidated, dear comrade: The charms within are considerable, and Phillips makes the material accessible to American audiences. This is not a book to be scanned, but one to be held in your lap for hours on end. It is magnificent, and it will make you very, very hungry."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"[S]tunning and massive . . . an incredibly rich roadmap to Chinese dishes."
— Munchies

The Forty Best Cookbooks of 2016 -- #1 (tie)
— Eat Your Books

"An inspiring, enlightening necessity for food enthusiasts everywhere."
 — Shelf Awareness

About the Author

Carolyn Phillips is a food writer, scholar, artist, and author of The Dim Sum Field Guide: A Taxonomy of Dumplings, Buns, Meats, Sweets, and Other Specialties of the Chinese Teahouse. Her work has appeared in numerous places, including Best Food Writing 2015, Lucky Peach, Gastronomica, BuzzFeed, Alimentum, Huffington Post, Zester Daily, Food52, and at the 2013 MAD Symposium in Copenhagen, as well as in her weekly blog, Madame Huang’s Kitchen (MadameHuang.com). She can be found on Twitter as @madamehuang and on Instagram as @therealmadamehuang. 

Carolyn’s art has appeared everywhere from museums and galleries to various magazines and journals to Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas series. She was a professional Mandarin interpreter in the federal and state courts for over a decade, and she and her husband recently acted as cultural consultants for the third Ghostbusters movie (2016). She lived in Taiwan for eight years, has translated countless books and articles, and married into a Chinese family more than thirty years ago.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Nánjīng yánshuĭ yā 南京鹽水鴨
Nanjing Saltwater Duck 
Jiangsu • Serves 6 

Summer months in many parts of China are brutal, and on some days it can be very difficult to work up enthusiasm for food there. But man (and woman) cannot survive on ice cream and beer alone, and so the denizens of Jiangsu have come up with some pretty great summer foods. This simple yet delicious duck dish is one such example. 

In this recipe, the duck is salted overnight, cooked in nothing more than water, salt, and aromatics, and then chilled. It’s that easy. As far as what cut of duck to get, I’d recommend duck legs. They are a heck of a lot cheaper than buying an entire bird, they slice up easily once cold, and they are almost all meat. You will need a heavy cleaver to whack up the legs, however, so if you don’t have one, get duck breasts instead. They are just as tasty, and they can easily be boned and sliced once cooked. 

D uck a nd sa lt rub
4 whole duck legs (thighs attached) with skin on 
2 tablespoons coarse sea salt 
2 teaspoons five-spice powder (page 441 or store-bought) 
2 teaspoons ground toasted Sichuan peppercorns (page 441) 

Braising liquid 

2 green onions, trimmed 
1 star anise 
5 slices fresh ginger 
2 teaspoons sea salt 

1. Start this 2 days before you wish to serve it. Pat the duck dry and pluck off any pinfeathers you find, as well as the thin yellow skin. Place the legs in a plastic container. Sprinkle them with the salt and spices, rubbing the seasonings thoroughly into every part of the legs. Cover the container and chill for about 24 hours. 

2.
The next day, rinse the duck legs in plenty of cool tap water, being sure to get rid of all the salt and spices. Place the legs in a small saucepan and add the rest of the ingredients, as well as water to barely cover. Bring the water to a full boil, then lower the heat to a simmer. Poach the legs for 30 minutes and then remove the pan from the heat. Let the legs cool in the liquid. Remove the cooled legs to a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, use a very sharp heavy cleaver to whack the legs into .-inch-wide slices. Serve cold or just slightly chilled. 

Nanjing Saltwater Duck also makes a delicious appetizer or bar snack that will serve around 12.

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tomishungry
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Serious cooks need this on the bookshelf - paired with a book on techniques
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2016
This book is an amazing piece of scholarship. I''ve been a follower of Carolyn Phillip''s blog as soon as I found it, and obsessively read her weekly Monday posts after I worked through the entire contents of her blog. (Check it out, she''s just put up her latest post on... See more
This book is an amazing piece of scholarship. I''ve been a follower of Carolyn Phillip''s blog as soon as I found it, and obsessively read her weekly Monday posts after I worked through the entire contents of her blog. (Check it out, she''s just put up her latest post on eggplants, even though it''s the U.S. Labor Day and directly after her book release!).

Right now I''m working through the Shanghai/Yangtze region. My mom is old school Shanghainese (90+) and I''m recognizing recipes and ingredients I haven''t seen in years. This is for real, stuff I haven''t seen in the U.S. since I was a kid going to banquets, dinners with my parent''s friends and restaurants where someone native to Shanghai was ordering. I don''t even know how to order many of the dishes or buy the ingredients, and it''s killing me! That being said, she''s also giving subs and encouraging readers to cook it even if there are ingredients missing. Go for it. Cooking chinese is adapting yourself to whatever''s available.

The only comparable author I can think of is the late, great Barbara Tropp, who authored The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking. Until now, that was my definitive reference and tour on the breadth of chinese cooking through it''s many regions. Carolyn Phillips'' book is a step forward, with her identification of regional tastes and examples of regional dishes. Barbara Tropp didn''t break out the regions and tastes as clearly or rigorously.

I''ll report back when I work my way through further chapters. This book is huge. I can tell I''m going to be spending a LOT of time going through this and gaining a better understanding of what''s simplistically referred to as "chinese cuisine".

additions : If you''re fairly new to Chinese cooking, start with the intro basics section of the book. It''s actually a section toward the end of the book. There are going to be some sections, especially in the glossary where some pictures for identification would''ve helped. Google is your friend. Stick close to PC or tablet when you''re going through this section. I''ve been cooking chinese for 30+ years after being taught by my mom, and I''m still reading about ingredients in this book I''ve never even heard of. This book is almost purely recipes, so I recommend pairing it with another chinese cookbook for chinese cooking techniques if you''re not familiar with them.

If you''re serious about your chinese food, buy a copy.

I paid for a copy. Zippo influence from anyone or anything.....
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EPICurean M.Top Contributor: Baking
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Excellent comprehensive Chinese Cuisine Cookbook
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2017
A serious home cooking who wants to go deeper and understand what is Chinese cooking all about should get this book. So this is divided into 7 major regions of Chinese cuisines. There are some illustrations made by the author, and she provides essential ingredients for... See more
A serious home cooking who wants to go deeper and understand what is Chinese cooking all about should get this book. So this is divided into 7 major regions of Chinese cuisines. There are some illustrations made by the author, and she provides essential ingredients for these recipes. The instructions are easy to understand, if you are an experienced home cook, and wonder if it were possible to make these dishes at home. Most of the dishes on this book are available on higher end Chinese restaurants, Chinese eateries and cafe''s in America. The author often stresses to use Chinese ingredients, or make your own from scratch which taste better without any of the preservatives and other chemicals listed from brand names products sold in Chinese or Asian markets. This is one of the greatest books about Chinese cuisine which explains the food history of each regional Chinese cooking, she gives recipes that are popular, and recipes that comes from many generations of familiies that specialize few particular dishes on each region. The author knows the differences between American and Chinese ingredients, when a particular is not available to you locally. So she gives you the best alternative to make those at home, and then can be added to a particular recipe you wanted to make.
I had tried the preserved egg and pork congee, Fried rice with salted fish and chicken (my favorite, yet really satisfying and comforting), mooncakes with dates and egg yolks, gailan with oyster sauce, Hainan chicken and rice. There are many more that I have to try out. This book is an extensive and comprehensive how each region specialize in particular tastes and ingredients.
If you are a novice in cooking, I suggest you buy Wei-chuan''s Chinese Cuisine - if you are looking for more techniques, and popular gourmet Chinese cooking. Then if you want a more thorough, comprehensive guide about Chinese cuisine using Chinese ingredients, or make your own from scratch - then this is the book for you. Carolyn has a passion and somehow obsession cooking Chinese Cuisine by writing the food history, anthropology of each region, and how the ingredients came about on different taste, and recipes that had evolved throughout many generations. This is probably one of the best Chinese Cuisine cookbooks taught in English.
I bought the Kindle version, and it was really interesting to know each region more thoroughly about their food history where the Silk Road Trade, ingredients, their people came about in many recipes for each region. It has illustrations drawn by the author, Carolyn Phillips, illustrating specific techniques to make these dishes successful. Glad I bought it, and will keep on cooking more recipes from this book- as it taste authentic and can remember how I enjoyed when I was in Hong Kong.
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Todd Pytel
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Astounding scholarship for Chinese cooking enthusiasts
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2019
This is a remarkably scholarly cookbook, the sort that''s rarely published these days. As another commenter noted, the best comparison is Barbara Tropp''s The Art of Chinese Cooking and that''s very high praise indeed. It''s not a book for those primarily looking for easy or... See more
This is a remarkably scholarly cookbook, the sort that''s rarely published these days. As another commenter noted, the best comparison is Barbara Tropp''s The Art of Chinese Cooking and that''s very high praise indeed. It''s not a book for those primarily looking for easy or familiar recipes, though it does include a few of those. It''s a book for enthusiasts of Chinese cuisine who want to understand its many aspects in a rigorous manner. No Western author I''ve ever read matches Ms. Phillips'' overarching knowledge of Chinese cuisine, from the well-known (Sichuan and Cantonese) to the lesser-known (Hakka and Fujian and others). Even Ms. Tropp, for all her contagious enthusiasm, didn''t have the structural understanding of China that Ms. Phillips does, or at least didn''t communicate it as clearly.

I''ve made a dozen plus recipes from this book over the last year, with results ranging from solid to amazing. Ms. Phillips'' recipes are traditional and authentic but not slavishly so. She is confident enough in her understanding to make modest revisions to very old techniques when she feels it beneficial, and I appreciate that. She does assume reasonable access to Chinese ingredients - though she does suggest substitutions at times, this will be a hard book to cook from if Amazon is your only source for ingredients. A local Asian market will be huge asset. But there is a thorough glossary of ingredients at the back of the book, so don''t feel you need to be an expert going in either. And techniques or concepts that might not be familiar to Western cooks are detailed and illustrated well.

Finally, Ms. Phillips runs a blog (search "Madame Huang") that includes many of the recipes from this book as well as many, many more along with lots of narrative and reflection. It is an absolutely amazing food blog, for its humanism and humility as much as its recipes. Ms. Phillips is quick to respond to comments there and the couple of exchanges I''ve had with her there and via email only confirmed my opinion of her expertise, spirit, and generosity. Carolyn is a wonderful person, and I deeply appreciate how much of herself she''s put into this book.

This is absolutely a "best of the best" cookbook. It''s not for everybody (and that''s fine), but hopefully the above comments make it clear whether it''s right for you.
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Bible for authentic Chinese cooking
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2018
This book is breathtaking. I received the book today and could not put it down. This book is for anyone who wants to learn about and cook AUTHENTIC Chinese food. I grew up in China and my mom is a fantastic cook. I now live in the United States and cooking is my passion.... See more
This book is breathtaking. I received the book today and could not put it down. This book is for anyone who wants to learn about and cook AUTHENTIC Chinese food. I grew up in China and my mom is a fantastic cook. I now live in the United States and cooking is my passion. Every page in this book sends me through a wave of nostalgia AND teaches me something valuable about Chinese cooking. Even if I already know about a point the author is trying to make, I thoroughly enjoy the engaging and elegant writing by Carolyn Phillips. The design of the book is beautiful and the drawings by the author are relevant and impressive. I am an experienced and passionate cook and this book has inspired me to take my cooking to a whole different level. Thank you Carolyn Phillips for your invaluable contribution to spreading to the love for and knowledge of Chinese cooking.
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The Dog's Honest Truth
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Weighty recipe book, no photos, decent instructions (pix)
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2021
This is a decent cookbook for the beginning chef. The instructions are fairly basic and the ingredients are easy to obtain. If you live in a good sized city with a 99Ranch, Jusgo or other such market: you''ll be able to find the ingredients fairly easily. Where this... See more
This is a decent cookbook for the beginning chef. The instructions are fairly basic and the ingredients are easy to obtain. If you live in a good sized city with a 99Ranch, Jusgo or other such market: you''ll be able to find the ingredients fairly easily.
Where this cookbook lacks is that there are only drawings, no photos. The pictures are of basic to intermediate cooking techniques and the instructions are clear and well laid out.
The recipes in this cookbook range from desserts, dimsum, starters, soups, meats, rices, vegetarian, simple and complex entrees. There are well written stories throughout that make this an entertaining coffee table book as well as a cookbook. If you are a sole collector of cookbooks and have no ambitions of using the recipes, just know that this book is quite stunning to see on a shelf.
The embossed gold on the spine is very pretty and there is a ribbon marker. Great gift or keep it for yourself.
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Mahutie
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Connects you to the food and history behind the food 10/10
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2020
I will be the first to say that one of my pet peeves is recipe authors who wax and wane about their daily life and the weather that day they made the recipe for the first time etc etc only to finally list the recipe an hour of reading later. This book does none of that.... See more
I will be the first to say that one of my pet peeves is recipe authors who wax and wane about their daily life and the weather that day they made the recipe for the first time etc etc only to finally list the recipe an hour of reading later. This book does none of that. What it DOES do is share brief but concise and fun-to-read histories behind the recipes so you can better understand and connect with the food you''re cooking beyond just the ingredients themselves. I feel that with the understanding she imparts comes better technique and the ability to cook it more fluently and authentically, and I love the conversational voice behind the words—like learning from a friend! For people who don''t just want to eat the food but understand it too, this book is for you.
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You NEED this book!
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2020
I absolutely love this book! It is so well organized by region and the history given for all of the regions really helps the user understand the roots of the different cuisines. There is a wonderful array of recipes and they all use fairly easy to find ingredients. There... See more
I absolutely love this book! It is so well organized by region and the history given for all of the regions really helps the user understand the roots of the different cuisines. There is a wonderful array of recipes and they all use fairly easy to find ingredients. There are only a few ingredients that I saw that I would have to go to an Asian market for rather than a well-stocked supermarket. The author does a beautiful job of narrating the book as well. Lastly, I LOVE the ingredient breakdown at the back of the book. The author gives the English spelling, the Chinese name in English lettering, then the name in Chinese lettering so that there are no translation issues when purchasing the ingredients. And she also gives a list of essential tools for completing her recipes. I can''t recommend this book enough to anyway interested in cooking or culinary. I have hundreds of cookbooks and international culinary compilations, and this is by far one of my favorites. This author is amazing!
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I Do The Speed LimitTop Contributor: Cooking
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An extensive recipe collection from all regions/sub-regions of China--enough to whet your appetite and make you yearn for more
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2016
This is a vast book. It is almost overwhelming in scope. And some cook book readers will want to disregard this one because it does not have pictures. I think that would be a mistake, especially for cooks who want to delve further into Chinese dishes than what they have... See more
This is a vast book. It is almost overwhelming in scope. And some cook book readers will want to disregard this one because it does not have pictures. I think that would be a mistake, especially for cooks who want to delve further into Chinese dishes than what they have already found in general Chinese cooking books. "All Under Heaven" introduces the reader into the intricacies of Chinese food culture regions. It is not an introduction into Chinese cooking.

I think this book might be a bit overwhelming for an inexperienced cook; someone unfamiliar with Oriental ingredients. Although, if you glance through the very exemplary "Look Inside" feature on this product page, you will see that many recipes are very approachable, and ingredients readily available from a large well-stocked grocery store. If you are inexperienced, yet very interested in discovering the regional cooking of China, you will be able to tackle these recipes with gumption and determination. While a large oriental grocery store would surely be a great help, it is not mandatory for maybe a third-to-half of the recipes. If you are out in the middle of nowhere, Amazon''s vast array of foodstuffs can come to your rescue.

While many of the line drawings are beautiful, without even a few full-color photos, the book is a bit difficult to plow through if your intent is to just glance at the recipes and whiling away a peaceful afternoon. This is a serious book, loaded with information, and not suited for light reading.

Each region is covered, but no region is really covered in depth. Each region has sub-regions, and there is a sprinkling of recipes for each. For instance, I was hoping to learn more about Hakka dishes. While there were a few recipes, I yearned for more. Hence, I call this book an "introduction" despite its 500+ pages. There is enough information on each area to whet your appetite.

I''ve written quite a few cook book reviews, and I usually include some of my favorite dishes before I wrap it up. Not this time. This book is truly vast in scope, and I don''t really have any favorites. I can say that I started with a temporary download of the book from the publisher Ten Speed Press, and today, now that Amazon has it offered for sale, I have purchased my own copy. I can say that the recipes I tried so far produced the predicted results. Now, I want to have the book for my own; to have and hold a hard copy to study it better. It is that kind of book. I bought a hard copy because I think it will be easier to manage than the Kindle version. I want to flip pages back and forth between the recipes, the decent glossary in the back, and the extensive index.

Maybe it would give you some insight, if I told you that I now live in a large motor coach, and I do a lot of cooking outdoors. And I am really trying to downsize my cookbook collection, and have gone from over a thousand cook books to a single cabinet-full in the bus. And I still indulged myself with this book.....I am looking forward to really getting to know the recipes in All Under Heaven during the cooler months coming up.

*I received a free, temporary download of the ARC of this book from the publishers.
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J. E. Michie
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Fabulous food, fabulous recipes.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 13, 2017
A truly comprehensive book on the various food cultures of this huge country. Super recipes which are very well laid out and really work. The book is beautifully illustrated by the author. One of the best books about Chinese cuisine I have ever read.
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Comprehensive!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2020
Great as a reference book for Chinese recipes
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2017
Very in depth book, will look forward to using it.
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2017
Love it - very in depth
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A must-have
Reviewed in Canada on July 30, 2018
This is a fantastic book and obviously a real labour of love by Ms. Phillips, who not only researched cooking techniques and developed all the recipes, but also drew all of the adorable illustrations. The book is just beautiful to look at. The expansive "techniques"...See more
This is a fantastic book and obviously a real labour of love by Ms. Phillips, who not only researched cooking techniques and developed all the recipes, but also drew all of the adorable illustrations. The book is just beautiful to look at. The expansive "techniques" section at the back of the book is invaluable. This book is would be excellent for anyone who has mastered basic Chinese cooking but wants to branch out, or someone with familiarity in one region''s dishes but not those of others, or someone who is a beginner to Chinese cooking but not to Chinese eating. I haven''t seen better English-language descriptions for how to make flaky (I mean, really flaky) scallion breads or Shaobing. I can''t believe I''ve successfully made Chinese puff-pastry! I can''t believe I made a savoury egg custard, and then cut it into cubes and DEEP FRIED it! I can''t believe I smoked a whole chicken in a wok!
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All Under online Heaven: Recipes from outlet online sale the 35 Cuisines of China [A Cookbook] online

All Under online Heaven: Recipes from outlet online sale the 35 Cuisines of China [A Cookbook] online

All Under online Heaven: Recipes from outlet online sale the 35 Cuisines of China [A Cookbook] online

All Under online Heaven: Recipes from outlet online sale the 35 Cuisines of China [A Cookbook] online