If you're just starting out cooking Chinese food, or looking for ways to improve your technique and the outcome, here are essential tips that no cook should be without. Try to vary the meat and vegetables in a dish so that there is an interesting variety of flavors, textures, and colors. The Chinese believe it is important to find balance and harmony in every aspect of life, including food.
Chef Jeremy Pang lists his top twelve Chinese store cupboard essentials. A Cordon Bleu graduate from Tante Marie Culinary Academy, Tom shares his food passions both in the kitchen and by writing about his favourite dishes. A well-stocked store cupboard makes all the difference when it comes to cooking Chinese dishes.
Asian food is fresh, healthy and full of flavor. With a properly stocked pantry, you are just minutes away from a home cooked Asian meal. If there is one type of food I crave most consistently it is, hands down, Asian food.
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There are some books you never knew you needed until they appear, and then you can't imagine how you did without them. Trang's newest after Authentic Vietnamese Cooking is an encyclopedic summation of the history, techniques, ingredients and recipes of the major Asian nations China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines. It's an ambitious undertaking, but Trang delivers and shows an astonishing mastery of the often subtle differences among the cuisines.
Xi Chen, Michigan State University Extension - March 7, Have you ever tried to cook your favorite Chinese take-out food at home, but felt too intimidated to start? Do you feel lost when shopping at an Asian market not knowing what seasoning or spice to get? Michigan State University Extension recommends some must-have seasonings you can use to to feel more comfortable cooking Chinese cuisine at home.