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Haute Chinese Cuisine

Wakiya, Yuji

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ISBN 10: 477003072X / ISBN 13: 9784770030726
Published by Kodansha International Ltd
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2008. Hardcover. Featuring the elaborate recipes and images of Haute Chinese cuisine, this cookbook presents the history, traditions and culture of Chinese cuisine, as well as instructions on how to prepare the dishes. It includes the origins behind the author's signature plates, based on Shanghai cuisine, which is known for its use of healthy ingredients. Num Pages: 192 pages, 120 colour photographs. BIC Classification: 1FPC; WBN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 287 x 237 x 25. Weight in Grams: 1268. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9784770030726

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Title: Haute Chinese Cuisine

Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Yuji Wakiyas impressive creative talent for serving authentic Chinese recipes and ingredients has revolutionized the perception of that nations cuisine. He has taken food that too often has been seen as a take-out staple steeped in artificial additives and given it layers of delicate, subtle flavor and an elegant touch, resulting in what can only be called haute Chinese.

Wakiyas unique stylecaptured in this book by the breathtaking photos of Masashi Kumacomes from the combination of his deep knowledge of Chinese food and culture and the Japanese aesthetic for an always-stylish, yet refined presentation.

In commentary and supplemental information accompanying each recipe, Wakiya enlightens readers on a wide variety of topics ranging from the medicinal properties of certain ingredients to making stocks and sauces from scratch, reconstituting dried Chinese ingredients, and the importance of using high heat in making tea. He discusses the origins of his signature dishes, based on Shanghai cuisineknown for its use of healthy ingredients such as black vinegaras well as the fascinating history, traditions and culture of the cuisine. Detailed instructions enable accomplished amateur chefs and professionals to prepare the dishes themselves.

Over 70 dishes are presented in the book, organized by coursefrom appetizer through the meat and vegetable dishes to the dessert. Each of the dishes also reflects Wakiyas creativity and originality through his selection of antique plates from all over Asia.

Like no other Chinese cookbook before it, Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya is a dramatic treat for sophisticated eyes and palates and the intellectually curious.

About the Author:

YUJI WAKIYA was born in Japan, started his career as a cook in Chinese cuisine at the age of fifteen under a Chinese chef, and became an executive chef at Turandot in the Pan Pacific Hotel in Yokohama, Japan, in 1995. Since then he has opened his own successful restaurants in Tokyo, and, most recently, in New York in 2007.

Photographer MASASHI KUMA was nominated for a James Beard Award for his photography in Kodanshas Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyotos Kikunoi Restaurant.

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