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Chinese cook book
Sun 22-Apr-12
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JoannaS
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I was wondering if anyone has a favourite Chinese Cook book they would recommend? Thinking of getting one for a present and thought I would ask to see if there are any that stand out cheers

Sun 22-Apr-12
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That is one kind of cookbook that I have never owned.  I hope you find something suitable.

I'll try that again!

Sun 22-Apr-12
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It rather depends on who you are buying it for, Danuta, & their experience in cooking. Personally I think any books by Ken Hom are a good bet but I have a book by Fuchsia Dunlop which I love. She is such a good writer & the book is fascinating.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0393051773?ie=U.....0393051773

 

This book by Ken Hom is very good as it explains everything you need to know, but Amazon have a great selection of his work.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=searc.....&y=17

 

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Sun 22-Apr-12
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Erm...it is Joanna who is looking for it...

I'll try that again!

Sun 22-Apr-12
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Confused me a bit too whistle It's for my daughter-in-law and she is certainly a competent cook but not very old.cheers I shall now go and check the books out

Just checked the links but the second one doesn't work Hattie. The first one certainly sounds interesting. cheers

Sun 22-Apr-12
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¦¦old age & a glass of wine¦¦my apologies !!     big_laughconfused  wink

 

Joanna I think the Ken Hom one might be best¦.it's not quite so full of difficult to come-by ingredients. This link should get you to the book. 

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Chinese-Cookbook-¦..038;sr=1-1

 

Damn , this one is not working either.....The book is called "The Complete Chinese Cookbook" by Ken Hom

 

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Sun 22-Apr-12
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Two very good reasons Hattie!  big_hug

I'll try that again!

Sun 22-Apr-12
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Sound excuses to me Nadine. That Ken Hom one does sound good and probably just the sort of thing to get. I will probably add some crockery to that and that will make a nice gift. They might have a Wok lurking, don't know so I'll not risk that, whereas the crockery can also be used for other things, like the odd party or special meal anyway.

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I had the Ken Hom Book Joanna and I did like it's format, however in a cook book cull a couple of years ago it was given away as I rarely used it.

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Well daughter-in-law was pleased with the book, unfortunately the bowls I ordered have not turned up and now trying to find out what has become of them.doh

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