31 January 2014

Easy Family Recipes from a Chinese-American Childhood by Ken Hom


Although available for years, Easy Family Recipes from a Chinese-American Childhood, is a favorite source of recipes for the Chinese New Year -- this year, the year of the Horse.

"From Ken Hom, the internationally bestselling cookbook writer, comes this warm, personal evocation of the foods he savored as a child growing up in Chicago's Chinatown. His 150 simple, comforting, scrumptious recipes represent the kinds of dishes his mother prepared every day or served on family occasions. Throughout, Hom shares memories of his family. 23 photos and 45 drawings."

Easy Family Recipes from a Chinese-American Childhood 
by Ken Hom
Knopf Cooks American Series
Hardcover: 319 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (September 30, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0394587588
ISBN-13: 978-0394587585

Available online at Amazon.com



15 January 2014

Kitchen Window: Maple Syrup Goes To Dinner — And Drinks : NPR


Image Credit: iStockphoto

There's no sweetener better than maple syrup.

"Canadian chef Martin Picard has helped elevate maple flavors from breakfast food to haute cuisine. His restaurant and maple tree farm called Sugar Shack is dedicated to harvesting and cooking with Canada's well-known contribution to the culinary world. Canada produces more than 80 percent of the world's maple syrup."

Kitchen Window: Maple Syrup Goes To Dinner — And Drinks : NPR