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If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs.

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Barbara Tropp


Barbara Tropp was the chef and owner of China Moon Cafe, a small Chinese bistro-style restaurant in San Francisco. Before establishing herself as one of America's foremost chefs and cooking teachers, Barbara studied Chinese language, poetry, and art history at Columbia, Yale, Princeton, and the University of Taiwan. While living in Taiwan, she developed her passion for the simplicity of fresh home cooking, Chinese-style. Barbara was elected as a member of Who's Who in Food & Wine in America. She was profiled in the New York Times Magazine, House Beautiful, Bon Appetit, Metropolitan Home, Self, and the United Airlines in-flight magazine, vis-à-vis. She was profiled as well in the PBS series Great Chefs in San Francisco. She cooked at the Great Chefs Cooking School at the Robert Mondavi Winery, Fetzer Winery's Valley Oaks Food & Wine Center, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Barbara died in 2001, aged 53.