Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Healing Arts Press (November 1, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #577,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #191 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Asian Cooking > Chinese #197 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine > Chinese Medicine #892 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Cooking by Ingredient > Natural Foods
Judging by the title, many potential buyers might see this book as simply a set of traditional medicinal recipes and nothing more. On the surface they would be correct but it would be a mistake to pass this one over! Why? Well, surprise of surprises there is a hidden treasure of everyday homestyle Chinese recipes, Chapter 6, Longevity Banquets, which makes it worth the price of the book alone.Living in a Chinese household, when visiting my mother-in-law in Beijing, I am always in pursuit of "stealing" her simple homestyle recipes to bring back home for our everyday eating. After purchasing this book I discovered that the recipes in Chapter 6 Longevity Banquets are the type of dishes that my mother-in-law would prepare on a daily basis in her home.Over the past 10 years I have used almost all of these recipes [Chapter 6] and they have served our family well--including cooking for the in-laws during their stay with us many years back.Some of the recipes I modify by adding more ingredients. For example, in preparing Tofu, Chicken, and Seaweed Soup, Shrimp and Bean Curd Soup, etc. I use chicken broth rather than water. The Tomato Soup recipe is really one of the cleanest and best tasting hot and sour soup recipes around and you can modify it by adding chicken or pork. With Tofu with Mushrooms I add additional types of mushrooms like fresh shitake, oyster and wood ears along with fresh ground chicken. With Cabbage Beef and Onion Beef I add wood ears and dou fu gan [pressed 5 spice tofu]. The Steamed Trout recipe is almost a weekly dish for us and there are other fish you can substitute. Sauteed Celery and Sauteed Asparagus are fast, quick and simple and serve well as a side dish for any meal.
The Healing Cuisine of China: 300 Recipes for Vibrant Health and Longevity Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories China: History of China - History of an Empire: A Historical Overview of China, & East Asia. Including: Ancient China, Communism, & Capitalism (Chinese ... Medicine, Mao Zedung, Confucius Book 1) Healing: Reclaim Your Health: Self Healing Techniques: Fasting, Meditation, Prayer, Healing Medicine, and Energy Work (Channeling, Shamanism, Chakra Healing, ... Qigong Healing, Ayahuasca Book 1) The Mega Crockpot Recipes Box Set: Crockpot Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes, Crock pot Recipes, Dump Dinner Recipes, Quick Meal Recipes: Over 300 All Time ... Recipes For You & Your family (99+1 Book 4) Crystals and Gemstones: Healing The Body Naturally (Chakra Healing, Crystal Healing, Self Healing, Reiki Healing) A Delicious Avocado Cookbook for Health Nuts!: Only the Best Avocado Recipes to Achieve Vibrant Health and Omega Acid Superpowers (The Health Nut Cooking Collection 1) The Rise of China in Asia: Security Implications - Senkaku Islands, Taiwan, North Korea on the Brink, Chinese Threat to Neighbors, India's Response to China, South China Sea Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class Cuisine Low Carb Dump Meals: 30 Tasty, Easy and Healthy Dump Dinner Recipes You Won't Believe Are Actually Low Carb: Low Carb Dumb Meal Recipes For Weight Loss, Energy and Vibrant Health (Clean Eating) 30 Under 300: healthy, unique recipes under 300 calories (gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, vegan) Reiki: The Healing Energy of Reiki - Beginner's Guide for Reiki Energy and Spiritual Healing: Reiki: Easy and Simple Energy Healing Techniques Using the ... Energy Healing for Beginners Book 1) Paul Kovi's Transylvanian Cuisine: History, Gastronomy, Legend, and Lore from Middle Europe's Most Remarkable Region, over 300 Recipes REIKI: From Beginner to Expert - Energy Healing Double Book Bundle (+Bonus!) - Ultimate Guide to Reiki Healing & Chakra Healing (Energy Healing, Chakras ... Beginners, Reiki Symbols, Chakra Balancing) Classic Hungarian Goulashes: Deliciously Decadent Hungarian Cuisine(hungarian recipes, hungarian recipe book, hungarian cookbook, hungarian cooking book, hungarian books, hungarian cuisine, hungarian 7 Weeks to 300 Sit-Ups: Strengthen and Sculpt Your Abs, Back, Core and Obliques by Training to Do 300 Consecutive Sit-Ups Superfood Protein Bars On-the-Go: Easy and Delicious DIY Protein Bar Recipes For Extreme Weight Loss, Energy and Vibrant Health 300 trucos, tecnicas y secretos de ganchillo/ 300 Crochet Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets: Un compendio indispensable fe conocimientos y consejos ... (Tiempo Libre/ Leisure) (Spanish Edition) Superfood Paleo Smoothies: 101 Delicious Vegan, Gluten-Free, Fat Burning Smoothie Recipes for Vibrant Health and Easy Weight Loss (Gluten Free Cookbook Collection 3) Nutribullet Recipe Book: Smoothie Recipes For Detoxing, Weight Loss, and Vibrant Health - Look Good - Feel Good - Live Strong