A Spoonful of Ginger: Irresistible Health-Giving Recipes from Asian Kitchens by Nina Simonds

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  • Garlic beef with broccoli

    • MmeFleiss on January 04, 2018

      This was very good, although it ended up a little too salty because I used cooking wine and powdered bouillon for the stock. Next time I will go with the suggestion of water instead of the stock.

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  • ISBN 10 1899791337
  • ISBN 13 9781899791330
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  • Published May 01 1999
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Absolute Press
  • Imprint Absolute Press

Publishers Text

From Nina Simonds, the best-selling authority on Chinese cooking, here is a ground-breaking cookbook based on the Asian philosophy of food as health-giving. The 200 delectable recipes she offers not only taste superb but also have specific healing properties according to the accumulated wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine.

The emphasis is on what's good for you, not bad for you. It's primarily a question of balance: eating in harmony with the seasons; countering yin, or cooling, foods (spinach, tomatoes, asparagus, lettuce, seafood) with yang, or hot, foods (ginger, garlic, hot peppers, beef) and neutralizers like rice and noodles.

The wealth of information Nina Simonds offers here derives from her extensive research into he evidence amassed over three thousand years by practitioners of Chine medicine, and from her interviews with leading experts today in food as medicine, who offer first-hand testimony.

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