Do you know what is exciting for me? Learning something new. All Under Heaven by Carolyn Phillips is a comprehensive look at recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China. & wow is it teaching me more! With over 300 recipes- this is one you’ll want to know more about!
Vaulting from ancient taverns near the Yangtze River to banquet halls in modern Taipei,All Under Heaven is the first cookbook in English to examine all 35 cuisines of China. Drawing on centuries’ worth of culinary texts, as well as her own years working, eating, and cooking in Taiwan, Carolyn Phillips has written a spirited, symphonic love letter to the flavors and textures of Chinese cuisine. With hundreds of recipes–from simple Fried Green Onion Noodles to Lotus-Wrapped Spicy Rice Crumb Pork–written with clear, step-by-step instructions, All Under Heaven serves as both a handbook for the novice and a source of inspiration for the veteran chef.
This cookbook delves into not just the regions but also sub-regions in China which I haven’t had the privilege of getting to know. Don’t get me wrong- this book is overwhelming. This isn’t a picture book- it is a lot more like a textbook. It isn’t my normal look at photography but it is definitely still in the same vein of education while picking up some great recipe knowledge. I urge you to check out the Shanghai/Yangtze region especially as I’m particularly enjoying it!
Have you checked out any excellent cookbooks lately? Will you be checking out All Under Heaven? I can’t wait to read some of your recommendations!