The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece and Rome by Jeff Smith

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    • Ingredients: carrots; napa cabbage; Szechuan pepper; fresh ginger; vodka; cauliflower; dried chiles; broccoli
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    • Ingredients: hot pepper oil; apple cider vinegar; soy sauce; sesame oil; sesame paste; fresh ginger; whole chicken; MSG
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    • Ingredients: tarama; potatoes; olive oil; lemons; white bread
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    • Ingredients: sesame oil; lard; wheat starch; shrimp; pork fat; fresh ginger; potato starch; canned bamboo shoots
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    • Ingredients: pork fat; canned bamboo shoots; fresh ginger; canned water chestnuts; shrimp; sesame oil; white bread; sesame seeds
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    • Ingredients: sesame oil; green peppers; shrimp; pork fat; canned bamboo shoots; fresh ginger
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    • Ingredients: shrimp; canned bamboo shoots; pork fat; pine nuts; fresh ginger; sesame oil
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    • Ingredients: canned bamboo shoots; shrimp; sesame oil; fresh ginger; dried mushrooms; pork fat
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    • Ingredients: pork fat; sesame oil; fresh ginger; shrimp; canned bamboo shoots; peanut oil; sweet bean sauce; eggplants; hot bean paste
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    • Ingredients: sesame oil; soy sauce; ground pork; canned bamboo shoots; fresh ginger; dry sherry; MSG; shu mai wrappers
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    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; canned bamboo shoots; ground pork; sesame oil; soy sauce; dry sherry; MSG; shu mai wrappers
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    • Ingredients: ground pork; quail eggs; soy sauce; fresh ginger; canned bamboo shoots; sesame oil; dry sherry; MSG; shu mai wrappers
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    • Ingredients: cabbage; canned water chestnuts; carrots; napa cabbage; fresh ginger; cilantro; cake flour; soy sauce; ground pork; dry-roasted peanuts; lard; dry sherry
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    • Ingredients: soy sauce; ground pork; bean curd skin; canned bamboo shoots; fresh ginger; sesame oil; chives; dry sherry; MSG
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  • Bean sprout and Szechwan pepper salad

    • wester on May 15, 2021

      My children thought this was too peppery, and would have preferred it to be warm.

  • Roasted pepper salad, Roman style

    • wester on January 21, 2017

      Very simple but a good combination of flavors.

  • Smoked meatballs

    • wester on May 12, 2018

      Very flavorful. I made these with all beef since that was what I had, but that may have been the reason they turned out a bit dry. Will make again with fattier meat. I made only half a recipe but my smoker was already quite full. I'm not sure a full recipe would fit. ETA: Better with half pork as prescribed, but I still was not quite happy with the structure. Next time add some tofu to the mix?

  • Tea-smoked game hen

    • wester on December 12, 2016

      I tried this on chicken wings but I didn't think it tasted any different from just using wood chips.

  • Tzatziki

    • Bloominanglophile on October 22, 2013

      I gave this 5 stars back in 1998. Today I would probably substitute fresh dill for the dried.

  • Fried milk with crabmeat

    • omegabeth on August 25, 2015

      Great flavor. Texture...sort of odd. It sort of wants to be a spread, but what do you spread it on as a part of a Chinese meal? I am wondering about using it in 'crab' wontons.

  • Quick Chinese roast chicken

    • Westy2 on November 19, 2013

      among my favorite recipes.

  • Chicken wings in five spice

    • LeilaD on June 19, 2020

      I couldn't find water chestnut flour, so I subbed almond flour. The breading was light and crisp (so good!), but the meat was normal fried chicken with no hint of the soy or five spice. My husband wasn't a fan of the texture of the meat.

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  • ISBN 10 0688075894
  • ISBN 13 9780688075897
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  • Published Jan 01 1989
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher William Morrow & Company
  • Imprint William Morrow & Company

Publishers Text

Ample food history plus 400+ recipes from cuisines that most influenced the West: China, Greece & Rome.

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