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    recommend a good chinese cook book

    Hey guys. Well I've been a long fan of Chinese cooking (although lately not so much with work) but I have a few Martin Yan cook books, which are good don't get me wrong, but I feel that I don't not, there kind of missing something almost. I'm sure that they are a little more geared towards the American taste, so I've come a calling to see what other books you guys can recommend, especially one with really good authentic sauces. (If one such is out there that is) Thanks again all.

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    The breath of a wok
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

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    I've used Eileen Fei Lo's Chinese Kitchen a few times and it's been pretty good. Overall when I go through it the recipes sound about right. I've only used it for Cantonese recipes. Though it's been a while since I've used it, I think it focuses on Cantonese recipes anyways.

    If you like Sichuan food, Fuschia Dunlop's Land of Plenty is a must-have. Great read, good selection of recipes in it, and the ones I've tried were really nice.
    Len

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    I think this one is mostly seafood.

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    One I recently aquired and looks pretty good is The Complete Asian Cookbook.
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    Whats a good book for those interested in, and knowing good chinese taste, but need a course on the basics. What's a good book to get into chinese food in a thorough way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    Whats a good book for those interested in, and knowing good chinese taste, but need a course on the basics. What's a good book to get into chinese food in a thorough way?
    I saw the show to this book awhile ago and I found it quite nice. http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Food-M...309334&sr=8-16

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    I would recommend any of Grace Young's books Stir-frying to the sky's edge or Breath of a Wok,love both.Also Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Daguid's book Beyond the Great Wall.

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    I also enjoyed Breath of a Wok, I have not really looked for another book in that cuisine sinse getting it.

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    Breath of a Wok is a good book. It's a great source for information, some good story telling too. I think my only criticism would be the constant use of cornstarch; I don't feel it's needed everywhere she has it in recipes.

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