Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking

W. W. Norton & Company
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A James Beard Award Winner

"A must-have for anyone who wants to cook Chinese food at home, home cooks and professionals alike." —David Chang, Momofuku

Fuchsia Dunlop trained as a chef in China’s leading Sichuan cooking school and possesses the rare ability to write recipes for authentic Chinese food that you can make at home. Following her two seminal volumes on Sichuan and Hunan cooking, Every Grain of Rice is inspired by the vibrant everyday cooking of southern China, in which vegetables play the starring role, with small portions of meat and fish.

Try your hand at stir-fried potato slivers with chili pepper, vegetarian "Gong Bao Chicken," sour-and-hot mushroom soup, or, if you’re ever in need of a quick fix, Fuchsia’s emergency late-night noodles. Many of the recipes require few ingredients and are ridiculously easy to make. Fuchsia also includes a comprehensive introduction to the key seasonings and techniques of the Chinese kitchen. With stunning photography and clear instructions, this is an essential cookbook for everyone, beginner and connoisseur alike, eager to introduce Chinese dishes into their daily cooking repertoire.

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About the author

Fuchsia Dunlop has appeared on NPR’s "All Things Considered," "Science Friday," and "America’s Test Kitchen Radio," and is a regular contributor to publications including the Financial Times, Saveur, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. She trained as a chef in China and has won four James Beard Awards for her writing about Chinese food. She lives in London.

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Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Published on
Feb 4, 2013
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9780393241211
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / Methods / Quick & Easy
Cooking / Methods / Wok
Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / Chinese
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西方世界最好的飲食作家,她的書寫改變了外國人對中國食物的理解。


啃兔子腦殼、生吃猴腦,在中國,動物可沒有寵物區和食用區之分;

魚香茄子、擔擔麵、回鍋肉,過去在中國人眼裡,沙拉等生食是野蠻人才會想吃。


從四川到揚州,一段中國料理與英國女子的相遇,激盪出東西方飲食文化的深刻火花……


「我十一歲就想當廚師,但教育讓我遠離了食物,直到在千里之外的中國,我才能做我想做的事。」


牛津長大、劍橋大學畢業,在「良好英國教養」下成長的扶霞,工作兩年後終於獲得一個追求「真愛」的機會——到中國探索美食。


她在一九九四年以研究邊疆民族的名義申請到中國四川留學,但事實上,她幾乎沒有管過她的課業,反倒開始一場中國菜的探險之旅。


她走入當地小館的廚房,在市場裡與攤販打交道,試圖和麵攤老闆混熟,用自己的方式重新理解中國飲食的奧祕。在扶霞眼裡,不同地方的食物,都有其獨一無二的氣質。川菜的辣帶著一絲絲的甜味,就像悠閒而迷人的四川人,總是帶著一絲甜甜的體貼;湘菜直接又毫無妥協餘地,就跟那裡培養出來的軍隊領袖一樣;揚州菜則是太平盛世的食物,溫暖而撫慰人心。


身為一個「堅強的」美食愛好者,為了理解與體會,打從一開始她就發誓不論人家請她吃什麼,不管那食物有多麼古怪,她一律來者不拒。從親眼見到雞鴨被屠宰時的驚恐,到對千變萬化刀工的嘆服,在這段迷人的旅途中,扶霞當過川菜廚師學徒,也曾試圖說服中國人「西餐」既不單調也不簡單,結果卻令人啼笑皆非;她還品嘗過各種珍禽異獸,包括狗肉、果子狸、蠍子、兔腦殼。但一個西方人究竟可不可能完全接受中國的飲食習慣?當扶霞回到英國老家的廚房時,她看著一隻鮮嫩的淺綠色毛毛蟲,猶豫著該不該把牠吃下去……


這一段段回憶,也帶領我們看到九〇年代以來的中國城市鄉村樣貌。從四川熱鬧的市場到甘肅北部荒僻的風景,從福建的深山到迷人的揚州古城。飲食習慣與各地社會結構同時都在改變。


本書呈現了中式料理讓人難忘的美妙滋味,也深刻地描繪出一個外國人眼中的中西飲食文化差異,兼具人文觀察與幽默趣味。這是對世上最令人目眩神迷的烹飪文化,最道地的記述。


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