Dim Sum: The Art of Chinese Tea Lunch
Clarkson Potter, April, 2002.
Hardcover, 144 pages.
An authentic dim sum lunch, artfully prepared, is one of life's great pleasures. But, until now, it has been a pleasure that one could not easily replicate at home. Author Ellen Leong Blonder, the award-winning co-author and illustrator of Every Grain of Rice, has provided a beautiful and practical little cookbook which provides sixty easy to make scrumptious home dim sum treats at home. From the traditional dumplings and Scallion Pancakes, to Char Siu Pastries, Rice in Lotus Leaf Packets, Taro Dumplings, Beef Stew, Mango Pudding and Baked Sweet Bao, Blonder provides simplified recipes which are sure to please.
She also demystifies the dim sum process for novices. She explains the importance of choosing the right tea for dim sum, how to handle one's self at a dim sum restaurant, and provides loads of cooking tips for making the tasty dishes at home. The book is illustrated with Blonder's beautiful watercolors, which perfectly complement this little treasure of a cookbook. Highly recommended.
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This review was published in the June, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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