My China: Stories and recipes from my homeland charts Kylie Kwong's inspiring journey to explore the food and culture of a vast and enigmatic country. Her tireless quest for new encounters, techniques and flavours is captured with stunning location photography, richly textured narrative and 80 authentic recipes.
Kylie Kwong is a fourth generation Australian-Chinese who embarks on a memorable and life-enhancing journey to rediscover her heritage and explore the culinary delights of the land of her ancestors. From the rural simplicity of her ancestral village in China's southwest to the wilds of the Tibetan plateau and the stylish modernity of Hong Kong and Shanghai, Kylie travels through ten different cities and provinces, recording her impressions and experiences- not just of the vast array of food and flavours, but also of the rich history, culture and people of a land she is passionate about.
Like her great-grandfather, who emigrated to Australia during the gold rush, Kylie was born hungry for opportunity and adventure. Her own personality is a fusion of two nations- born and raised in modern Sydney, and shaped by Chinese traditions, culture and sensibilities, Kylie meets a China which is equally varied and full of extremes. She explores every aspect of the country and meets many intriguing characters along the way, sharing extraordinary meals in glamorous Shanghai restaurants, as well as humble bowls of noodles and pickles from wooden village stalls. Kylie takes the authentic recipes she comes across and adapts them perfectly for cooking at home. With its wealth of stories, recipes and photographs, My China will inspire dreamers to travel and will whet the appetite for a taste of the orient.
- Caramelised Pork with Ginger and Vinegar
- Poached Asparagus with Soy Sauce, Chilli and Peanut Oil
- Stir-fried Lotus Root with Fresh Shitake Mushrooms, Ginger and Carrot
- Kung Po Chicken
- Pumpkin Fritters
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The Sunday Telegraph, 15th June "Kwong writes with a chatty, easy style, and her enthusiasm for Chinese food bounces off the pages… the book is packed with excellent recipes and beautiful photographs of market stalls and mountain kitchens."
Sainsbury's Magazine, August 08 "Beautifully packaged, with a red and gold cover and printed on lovely matt paper, this is an addictive, utterly absorbing feast of treats - definitely not to be missed."About the Author:
Kylie Kwong is a fourth generation Australian-Chinese, well known as the proprietor of the celebrated Billy Kwong restaurant in Sydney and as a respected cookery author. She has written four books on her beloved Chinese food and has had a number of popular TV series in which she explores the land and recipes of her ancestors.
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Book Description Collins, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007271042