At the Chinese Table: A Memoir with Recipes by Carolyn Phillips

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    • Categories: Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: rice wine; Chinese soy sauce; five-spice powder; ground cayenne pepper; boneless pork chops; sweet potato starch
    • Categories: Taiwanese; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Chinese garlic chile sauce; balsamic vinegar; cabbage; carrots; onions; eggs
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: vegetable shortening; coconut sugar; eggs; almond extract; vanilla extract; ground almonds; pastry flour; almonds
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Taiwanese; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Chinese cruller bread; cooked sticky rice; toasted peanuts; sesame seeds; sugar
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Quick / easy; Dessert; Cooking for a crowd; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: powdered gelatin; espresso; condensed milk
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Chinese; Taiwanese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: winter bamboo shoots; Chinese dried black mushrooms; green onions; fresh ginger; mushroom stock; Shaoxing rice wine; soy sauce; tender bean curd
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: garlic; whole chicken; green onions; soy paste
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: Chinese dried black mushrooms; pork belly; fresh ginger; green onions; whole star anise; rice wine; rock sugar; soy sauce; Yukon Gold potatoes
    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Winter; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: dried longan fruits; fresh ginger
    • Categories: Soups; Winter; Fall / autumn; Taiwanese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Asian radishes
    • Categories: Stir-fries; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: lean pork; napa cabbage; peanut oil; fresh ginger; chicken stock
    • Categories: Main course; Taiwanese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: winter melon gourds; mushroom seasoning; Shaoxing rice wine; ginger juice; lemons; young ginger
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Taiwanese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic; red chiles; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Categories: Soups; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: chicken thighs; lean pork; fresh ginger; green onions; chicken stock; Shaoxing rice wine; fish sauce; soy sauce; water chestnuts
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: dried shrimp; firm bean curd; lard; Shaoxing rice wine; soy sauce; rock sugar; green onions
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: pig trotters; fresh ginger; green onions; soy sauce; Shaoxing rice wine; rock sugar; whole star anise; cinnamon sticks; rice; tea leaves
    • Categories: Candy / sweets; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: toasted black sesame seeds; honey; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: long beans; white fish fillets; Chinese dried black mushrooms; dried tangerine peel; green onions; potato starch; peanut oil; toasted sesame oil; fresh ginger; rice wine; soy sauce; cilantro
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Summer; Chinese
    • Ingredients: round rice noodles; peanut oil; bean sprouts; ground pork; garlic; gochujang; garlic chives; Sichuan peppercorns; sweet soy sauce; rice vinegar; balsamic vinegar; soy sauce; cilantro
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Chinese
    • Ingredients: yellow croaker; garlic; green onions; peanut oil; Shaoxing rice wine; rice vinegar; soy sauce
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Snacks; Taiwanese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: raw peanuts; smoked paprika; Sichuan peppercorns; ground cumin; dried chiles; sugar
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Main course; Taiwanese
    • Ingredients: pork belly; Sichuan peppercorns; whole star anise; Persian cucumbers; green onions; garlic; sweet soy sauce; soy sauce; oyster sauce; balsamic vinegar; rice vinegar
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Main course; Taiwanese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried chipotle chiles; dried chiles; dried Thai chiles; peanut oil; toasted sesame oil
    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Main course; Taiwanese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried mushrooms; fine sea salt
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Chinese; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sugar; soy sauce; Sichuan peppercorns; licorice root; whole star anise; fennel seeds; garlic; ginger root

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  • ISBN 10 132400245X
  • ISBN 13 9781324002451
  • Published Jun 15 2021
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

Publishers Text

"Part memoir of life in Taiwan, part love story - a beautifully told account of China’s brilliant cuisines . . . with recipes."

“Lucky for me, Taipei was in the midst of transforming itself into a food lover’s paradise at the exact time I appeared on the scene.” So begins Carolyn Phillips’s journey as a language student in 1970s Taiwan that culminated with her becoming a traditional Chinese family’s eldest daughter-in-law.

Through beguiling stories that stretch across four decades, she recalls how she fell in love with a man who seduced her with everything from simple homestyle meals to haute cuisine, from crabs stir-fried with clouds of scrambled eggs to lush braises that enticed and bewildered. As their relationship deepened and her language skills grew, she evolved into a cook who wrestled a pig’s head into dinner, learned Hakka dishes from her reticent father-in-law, and, finally, wrote an award-winning cook-book. At the Chinese Table is a culinary adventure studded with stunning line drawings and twenty-two recipes that celebrate a lifetime filled with extraordinary meals.

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