Cooking South of the Clouds - Georgia Freedman

Yunnan is a province in southwestern China with a varied landscape. The snow-capped mountains, rice terraces, lakes and deep gorges - all contribute to its varied cuisine. Travel guides refer to this area as China's wild west. Georgia Freedman, the author of Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China's Yunnan Province states on her website: "For centuries retreating armies (and persecuted ethnic groups) have climbed up into Yunnan's mountainous country, .... And like the American West, Yunnan is known as a laid-back place, the region with the best weather, the most comfortable lifestyle, and the best vacation destinations."

 

 

Yunnan cuisine is a blend of Han Chinese and other ethnic minority groups in southwestern China and is one of the most delicious places on earth due in large part to its landscape. The region is famous for its mushrooms, hams, pickles, edible flowers, its use of potatoes, and its love of chiles and Sichuan peppercorns.

Yunnan's food is exciting and unfamiliar, but much of it is quite easy to make, using simple techniques already familiar to Western cooks. Each chapter in this captivating book covers a different area featuring that area's core recipes. Complete with profiles of local cooks, artisans, and farmers, as well as stunning on-location photography, Cooking South of the Clouds takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the land of Shangri-La and we are all the richer for the journey.

Georgia's love affair with Yunnan began in Kumming, the capital of the province, with a bowl of noodle soup know as crossing the bridge rice noodles (recipe shared below). Her stories and recipes will no doubt have you falling for this flavorful cuisine and has me eager to order a Yunnan steam pot. I have a number of recipes bookmarked to make - the Meat filled momas, Home-style stir fried pork with garlic chives, Chicken and chestnut soup as well as dozens of others.

This title is one of my top books of 2018. It is spectacular in every way - the recipes are approachable and exciting, the stories and photographs are mesmerizing, and I find myself wanting to curl up on the couch to savor every word.

Special thanks to the publisher, Kyle Books, for sharing the recipe below with our members as well as providing three copies of this title in our giveaway below.

Crossing the bridge rice noodles
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For the Broth:

  • 1 lb. pork bones
  • 1 whole chicken, plus 2 whole legs with thighs and 2 more thighs (about 4 1/2 lbs. total)
  • 1 rack spareribs (3 to 3 1/2 lbs.)
  • 4 whole star anise
  • 3 black cardamom pods
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce

For the Add-ins:

  • 1 cup lightly packed bean sprouts
  • 1 cup garlic chives cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 quail eggs
  • 3 oz. lean pork, such as a boneless chop, very thinly sliced (1/3 cup)
  • 2 oz. Yunnan ham or Spanish Jamón Serrano, very thinly sliced and cut into 1-inch squares (1/3 cup)
  • 3 oz. flavorful mushrooms, such as shiitake or trumpet, cut into thin slices (about 2 tbsp.)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or rehydrated tofu skin, cut into strips about 1/3 inch by 2 to 3 inches
  • 6 oz. Chinese roast pork with crispy skin, thinly sliced and cut into 1- to 11/2-inch squares (1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup chicken left over from making the broth, shredded
  • 2 lbs. fresh or cooked rice noodles (about 8 cups)
  • 2 scallions, both white and green parts, very thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp. thin golden chrysanthemum petals (optional)

Seasonings on the Side:

  • Light soy sauce
  • Dried Chile Oil (page 276)
  • Dark Chinese vinegar

This gorgeous soup from the city of Mengzi is Yunnan's most famous dish. According to popular legend, there was once a scholar who was studying for his exams on the island in the center of beautiful South Lake, a kilometer's walk from the old town. His wife (whose name is lost to antiquity) brought the scholar food for lunch every day, but it always got cold before she arrived. One day, when she hadn't had time to prepare a full meal, the wife grabbed a pot of rich broth, gathered all the raw ingredients she could find in her kitchen, and made her way to the lake. When she arrived, she realized that the fat in the broth had risen to the top of the pot and solidified, keeping the soup underneath piping hot, and she quickly added all her other ingredients to the bowl, where the heat of the broth cooked them perfectly. The scholar loved the resulting soup, and just like that, a delicious classic was born.

The soup is extremely impressive looking when served, with the ingredients displayed in tiny saucers or arrayed on a plate, ready to go into the bowl of hot broth. But that doesn't mean the dish is difficult to prepare. The key to making this soup in as quick and easy a way as possible is to embrace what is available. If you have a Chinatown nearby, grab some roast pork belly and see if you can hunt down some fresh tofu skin to cut into thin strips or small squares. If Chinese roast meats are not available, American-style bacon would not be out of place. Raw quail eggs can be replaced with a very thin, crepe-like omelet cut into strips. As long as you have five or more ingredients, the rich broth will carry all the flavors and bring them together in a cohesive whole. And as for the broth, if you don't eat pork, go ahead and try making the base with chicken and duck or even some goose. As long as there's plenty of meat-and, ideally, a few kinds of it - you'll end up with something fragrant and ambrosial.

In Mengzi, this soup is assembled in huge bowls nearly the size of a cooking pot. Diners choose how many ingredients they want to add to the broth (restaurants offer sets ranging from ten to twenty different toppings), then load it up with as many noodles as they like. This recipe is adapted to make four slightly smaller portions of soup (to fit in more conventional bowls), but if you have extra-large bowls, try making the original size by using eight cups of broth and twice the amount of noodles called for below. Cooks in Mengzi also keep their broth cooking for months or even years, adding more meat and water every day and building up a base of flavor. When starting from scratch, roasting some of the meat can help approximate the broth's rich, layered flavor. Makes four medium servings.

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Put the pork bones and the chicken legs 
and thighs on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Transfer the cooked meat and bones to a large stockpot, add the ribs, whole chicken, star anise, and cardamom, and cover with 5 quarts of water. Cover the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and continue cooking, covered, at a low boil for 4 to 6 hours (the longer the broth cooks, the more flavorful it will be). When the broth is ready, stir in the soy sauce, then strain out the meat, bones, and seasonings. Reserve 
3/4 cup of the chicken meat, removing it from the bone, to add to the soup. (The broth can be made a day or two before you plan to serve the soup and refrigerated until use.)

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Boil the bean sprouts until tender, 1 to 2 minutes, then remove them from the pot with tongs or a perforated scoop, rinse with cold water, squeeze out as much moisture as possible, and set aside. Use the same pot to boil the garlic chives for 30 seconds, then rinse with cold water, squeeze out as much moisture as possible, and set aside. Divide all the soup add-ins into four servings and arrange them in little saucers or on a plate for each diner. Crack the quail eggs into small bowls or saucers, two eggs for each diner. If the tofu skin is folded into tight layers, pull them apart so that they resemble noodles, or cut them into small squares.

When the add-ins are all prepared, bring the broth back to a boil, then quickly divide the broth into four very large, deep soup bowls (4 to 5 cups each). Immediately serve with the rest of the ingredients on the side.

To assemble the bowls, diners should begin by stirring the broth with their chopsticks and adding the raw eggs (which should become wispy in the moving broth), followed by the raw pork or any other raw meats, the ham, tofu skin, mushrooms and any other ingredients that need to be cooked, and then the already-cooked ingredients, such as the roast pork, chicken, and cooked vegetables. Add the rice noodles to the bowl and stir, then garnish with the scallions and the chrysanthemum petals

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and UK. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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Recipe and photographs from Cooking South of the Clouds by Georgia Freedman, photographs by Josh Wand, Kyle Books 2018. 

Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet - EYBD Book

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We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet: Unbeatable Recipes from the Iconic Bakery by Paul Allam and David McGuinness, two chefs turned bakers, who share a love of good food and an appreciation of all things handmade. They also dreamt of opening a little cafe bakery where everything would be made by hand with dedication and love. In the winter of 2004, they realized that dream when they opened their bakery in Sydney and the rest, as they say, is history. I love history that involves cakes, tarts and good work (read about The Bread & Butter Project).

 

The Bourke Street Bakery titles are nothing short of perfection.  How to Bake Perfect Bread, Bourke Street Bakery: The Ultimate Baking Companion and The Bread and Butter Project (Bourke Street Bakery), I've had in my collection since they were published. Right now there are about twenty more bins in the garage to be unpacked from our move and I cannot wait to find these two titles and reacquaint myself with their brilliance.

Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet: Unbeatable Recipes from the Iconic Bakery is a comprehensive guide to baking all things sweet. Step-by-step photography accompanies the triple-tested recipes for the pastries, cakes, tarts, cookies and confectionary that made this bakery famous. This collection represents years of testing, adapting and refining of the recipes, so now readers at home can be sure that  they have everything they require to bake the perfect treat every time. 

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Special thanks to the publisher, for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of in our giveaway below.

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12 Bones Smokehouse - EYBD

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We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book 12 Bones Smokehouse: An Updated Edition with More Barbecue Recipes from Asheville, NC by Bryan and Angela King, Shane Heavner and Mackensy Lunsford.

 

 
When 12 Bones Smokehouse opened in Asheville, North Carolina, many doubted that it would succeed. From a squat building in a flood plain, the owners were serving up creative barbecue that wasn't 100-percent true to any single region. Yet more than a decade later, 12 Bones is a local institution that rivals the Biltmore Estate in popularity. 

In this newly updated edition of 12 Bones Smokehouse, you'll find recipes that draw inspiration from all over the South (and sometimes the North), from old family favorites, to new recipes invented on a whim. You'll enjoy page after page of the classics as well as 12 Bones' most popular specials and desserts.

Yes, I realize this is a smokehouse cookbook, and the savory food will inspire you to head out in the midst of winter and start up the smoker/grill, but the desserts are equally impressive: Peanut butter-banana upside down cake (I am so making this soon), Midnight pies and the Peanut butter pretzel bars (featured in our EYBD preview) are swoon-worthy, or should that be spoon-worthy? Either way, start your dinner with any of the recipes in this book and invite me over, I'll bring dessert! 

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The Japanese Larder - EYBD Book

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We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book The Japanese Larder: Bringing Japanese Ingredients into Your Everyday Cooking by Luiz Hara. 

A follow-up to Luiz's first book, Nikkei Cuisine, The Japanese Larder is a stunning book that demystifies Japanese cooking by introducing the home cook to a number of key Japanese ingredients and techniques that will transform their everyday cooking. 

Most of us have heard of ingredients such as miso, mirin, tofu and matcha, but how many of us feel confident using these ingredients in our everyday cooking, or beyond the one or two recipes for which we may bought such ingredients in the first place? This title will make those aging ingredients wasting away in your fridge a thing of the past.

Categorized by main ingredient, grab that packet of miso paste from your fridge, buy some ponzu or yuzu from your local grocery store or the ethnic section of your local supermarket, and discover a new world of taste and flavour thanks to the author's delicious recipes.

Want to make your own ramen or udon noodles? Covered.  Soy millk or tofu? Covered. This title is brilliantly done with information to create your own larder of ingredients but also use those that you have purchased. For instance, Mochi pizza with gruyere, wild mushrooms and truffle, Buttermilk and sansho pepper crispy fried chicken, and Banana and kinako doughnuts are just a few examples. 

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Special thanks to the publisher, Jacqui Small/Quarto Cooks for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of The Japanese Larder in our giveaway below.

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Salad Feasts and Swiss Diamond Knives

Salad Feasts: How to Assemble the Perfect Meal by Jess Dennison elevates the salad from a starter or side dish to center stage. One of my favorite comedians has a routine on dieting and salads. It goes something like this "A salad is not food. Oh no, a salad is a promissory note that more food will arrive. When someone asks me what I would like on my salad, I answer Haagen-Dazs." 

Salads do have a bad rap. The salads of yesterday were bland, plain and sad. Not so are those found in Salad Feasts. I could eat a salad every day for the rest of my life for dinner if they were from this book. By simply adding in a handful of toasted nuts, something sweet like sultanas, a few spoonfuls of chewy grains like barley or spelt, then a crumbling of cheese; a salad can start to look a lot more like dinner.

 

Dennison guides you through the art of creating the perfect meal with 65 foolproof recipes that turn salads into flavour-packed, midweek meals. From a quick, 10-minute Radicchio, stilton and pear salad, to the fuss-free Hot and sour chicken in gem lettuce, each recipe provides alternative substitute ingredients that are designed to make your salad-making flexible and easy, no matter the season. Including feasting menus to elevate your salads into occasion-worthy spreads, as well as a basic recipe formula to guide you, these are easy-to-assemble, delicious meals that transform ordinary salads into extraordinary feasts.

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When you are dicing those vegetables and ingredients for your salad feast, you will need a set of good knives. Swiss Diamond has made quality cookware for decades but did you know they also manufacture knives and other kitchen appliances? The three piece essentials set pictured below is a perfect gift for the new cook. I have been using these knives in my kitchen for the last few weeks and am impressed with the quality, weight and sharpness of each knife. 

Made from the highest-quality German steel and ice hardened for maximum blade strength, these knives will stay sharp through all the slicing, dicing, and mincing you throw their way. Each knife undergoes an 8 stage process of grinding and sharpening, making each cutting edge super sharp and easy to maintain.

The set includes:

  • 3.5" Paring Knife
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • 8.5" Bread Knife

Hardie Grant is providing three copies of Salad Feasts in our giveaway open to the US, UK, AU and NZ and Swiss Diamond is generously providing one set of the three piece essential set to one of those winners in the US.


Hardie Grant is offering three copies of Salad Feasts to EYB Members in the US/UK/AU/NZ and Swiss Diamond is offering a three piece essential knife set to one US winner. Two of the entry options are to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

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The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater

The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and 100 Essential Recipes for Winter by Nigel Slater tells the story of the author's love for winter. With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months.


I live for winter, well actually fall and winter. Winter's gray skies, cool temperatures, falling leaves, flames dancing in the fireplace and blowing whirlpools of snowflakes filling the sky - winter rocks. Winter is cozy and that is what Nigel Slater's The Christmas Chronicles feels like. Nigel brilliantly comforts us with the warmth of food, stories and a sense of belonging to something much bigger than ourselves giving us hope that all will be right in the world. 

Taking you from the first of November all the way to the end of January, this book covers everything from Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year to Epiphany. Nigel offers over 100 recipes to see us through the build-up, the celebrations and the aftermath. Here are much-loved classics as well as new dishes that will become classics. Packed with feasts, folktales, myths and memoir, The Christmas Chronicles is a book you definitely need this season.

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The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and UK. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

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Supercharge Your Gut - EYBD Promotion

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We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, Supercharge Your Gut (Supercharged Food Series): 100+ Recipes from the Bestselling Author of Heal Your Gut by Lee Holmes.

This title is the follow-up to Lee Holmes' bestselling Heal Your Gut provides an in-depth survey of our most influential body part, based around a two-day-a-week gut maintenance plan and over 100 gut-loving recipes.

Eat your way to better gut health, increased energy and happier moods. The research is in and the facts are undeniable: the gut has an immense influence over our health - directly impacting immunity, weight, sleep, mood and overall wellbeing. Yet many of us race through life ignoring this incredible ecosystem, until something wakes us up. The good news is that healing and maintaining a healthy gut is not difficult or time consuming. This simple two-day maintenance plan is supported by deliciously nourishing recipes, handy tips and information to enable you to enjoy the countless benefits of a happy, healthy gut, for life.

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If you order before December 31st, 2018, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book.

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Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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Modern Baking - Donna Hay

The last couple weeks I have been focused on this year's spectacular baking cookbooks. Today's title, Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay is the belle of the ball and is one of our upcoming Eat Your Book Cookbook Club titles.

I am a fiend for baking cookbooks and most of us here at EYB suffer from the same affliction. The latest offering from Donna Hay shares page after page of stunning photography and drool worthy recipes that are so decadent and tempting one's  heart rate might increase. (Does that count as cardio?)

While the book shares a full variety of desserts, the chocolate section did me in. Full page photos of almost every dessert including a Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache, Cocoa panna cottas, and a Crunchy chocolate caramel layer cake that is so perfectly stacked with eight layers of enjoyment that the mere photograph will send a chocolate addict into a full blown convulsion. 

Nearly 300 recipes fill this gorgeous book and you will find something (and multiple somethings at that) for everyone here. The recipes are so varied that bakers of all levels from novice to pastry chef will be pleased. 

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Matt Moran's Australian Food - EYBD Promotion

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Today, we are pleased to share a promotion for our EYBD Book, Matt Moran's Australian Food: Coast + Country.

Thirty years ago, when Matt Moran first started cooking in commercial kitchens, lettuce meant iceberg, fish was always sold frozen and there was one variety of tomato - maybe two. Australia is now the envy of the world for its climate and range of produce, and is a food-lover's destination, spurred on by generations of keen home cooks. The recipes in Matt Moran's Australian Food span the country food traditions of regional Australia to the rugged coastline, which offers amazing fresh seafood.

The variety of recipes shared in this title will surprise and inspire. Many have international flavors (Thai-style fish curry; Red lential dhal), desserts look incredible (Triple-chocolate tarlets; Rice pudding with strawberries and pistachios) and the photography is stunning. Matt brings Australia and delicious food to the forefront here. I'm off to track down his other titles now.

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Special thanks to the publisher, Murdoch for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of this title in our giveaway below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, CA, UK and AU. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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Home Cooking with Kate EYBD Book

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We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book Home Cooking with Kate McDermott by Kate McDermott. Most cookbook lovers are familiar with the author, whose first book Art of the Pie was a triumph. We have baked Kate's pies in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Home Cooking is one of our selections for January, 2019. Kate is touring in support of her book and her events are shared on our calendar. 

Satisfying, mainly one-dish meals fill Kate's latest, from roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there's no time to cook. This practical cookbook focuses on staple recipes for people who aren't looking to spend a great deal of time in the kitchen but still want to nourish their families. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, this will be a go-to for easy, but delightful, weeknight meals.

The recipes are surrounded by Kate's anecdotes of single motherhood to building a home in the foothills of the Olympic mountains. Andrew Scrivani's stunning photographs appear throughout and make this book shine. If you have Kate's titles in your arsenal, dinner and desserts are covered.

In combination with our promotion of Home Cooking, I reached out to our friends at Le Creuset about their latest color, a seductive shade called indigo. This beautiful cookware will add class and sophistication to your kitchen. Le Creuset is a beautiful investment that will be handed down to generations of future cooks.

I've had this cookware for years and have never had a problem with staining as I have heard a few others mention. I have been accused of treating my pots better than I do my husband (only somewhat true).  I do use Bar Keeper's Friend when I need to, and each pot I own is as good as new.

To christen this gorgeous Dutch oven that Le Creuset sent me for review, I made the Hearty cheddar and potato soup from Home Cooking and it was delicious. I had to make a few adjustments such as pureeing the celery and onion and mashing the potatoes in the pot as I had cut them a little too big, but it turned out perfectly. My husband is a huge rice fan so I added a cup of rice to one quart of the soup and he loved it. I have a quart of the soup in the freezer and another quart that will be repurposed as a base for a pot pie. 

Updated: Kate announced book three (about pies) is in the works here. 

Our    takes you inside this book and features the following   


If you have pre-ordered or order Home Cooking before December 31st, 2018, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button   will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.  

 

 

Special thanks to the publisher The Countryman Press for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies in our giveaway below. Our gratitude is extended to Le Creuset for offering one grand prize winner a 7 1/4 quart Dutch oven in their newest color indigo.


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Le Creuset is offering one grand prize winner a 7 1/4 quart Dutch oven in their newest color, indigo. Two of the entry options are to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Separately, Eat Your Books is offering one copy of Kate's book worldwide outside the US. 

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Which product at Le Creuset is on your holiday wish list?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 28th, 2018. 

 

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