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Cookbook Book Club: Chinese Soul Food

Join us for our next Cookbook Book Club dinner and meet author/chef Hsiao-Ching Chou!

Chinese food is more popular than any other cuisine and yet it often intimidates North American home cooks. Chinese Soul Food draws cooks into the kitchen with recipes that include sizzling potstickers, stir-fries that are unbelievably easy to make, saucy braises, and soups that bring comfort with a sip. These are dishes that feed the belly and speak the universal language of "mmm!" You'll find approachable recipes and plenty of tips for favorite homestyle Chinese dishes, such as red-braised pork belly, dry-fried green beans, braised-beef noodle soup, green onion pancakes, garlic eggplant, and the author's famous potstickers, which consistently sell out her cooking classes in Seattle. You will also find helpful tips and techniques, such as caring for and using a wok and how to cook rice properly, as well as a basic Chinese pantry list that also includes acceptable substitutions, making it even simpler for the busiest among us to cook their favorite Chinese dishes at home. Recipes are streamlined to minimize the fear factor of unfamiliar ingredients and techniques, and home cooks are gently guided toward becoming comfortable cooking satisfying Chinese meals. Any kitchen can be a Chinese kitchen!

In case you're new to this popular recurring Island Books event, our Cookbook Book Club meets regularly to explore different cuisines and cookbooks and taste the dishes we've made. A festive potluck meal, in other words, and we'll supply the drinks. Since we're talking recipes, here are the step-by-step instructions for participating:

  • Come into Island Books ahead of time to buy a copy of the featured cookbook or author.
  • Check out the recipes inside, test them at home, and find a favorite dish to share.
  • On the appointed evening, bring what you've made to Island Books.
  • Eat, drink, and be merry!
Event date: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632171238
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Sasquatch Books - January 30th, 2018