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 Post subject: Chinese vegan cookbook rec?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:06 pm 
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I'm trying to find a cookbook to give to my mother. She loves Chinese food, but she recently had to go gluten-free, and so she can't eat at most Chinese restaurants. I'm looking for something that's got a relatively healthy focus -- not too much fried stuff or oil. I don't really have any Chinese cookbooks, so I have no idea which ones are good. Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese vegan cookbook rec?
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It isn't exclusively a Chinese cookbook, but The Asian Vegan Kitchen has some nice Chinese recipes. Also Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Indian, Japanese...you get the idea.


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Authentic Chinese Cuisine by Bryanna Clark Grogan!


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese vegan cookbook rec?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:28 pm 
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zhenni wrote:
It isn't exclusively a Chinese cookbook, but The Asian Vegan Kitchen has some nice Chinese recipes. Also Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Indian, Japanese...you get the idea.


It's a pretty great book, everyone should get it.

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vijita wrote:
Authentic Chinese Cuisine by Bryanna Clark Grogan!


Yes!


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese vegan cookbook rec?
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Authentic Chinese Cuisine by Bryanna Clark Grogan!


Hmm. The reviews for this one mention a lot of mock meats. Are most of them seitan or other wheat-based things?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:59 am 
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Larisa wrote:
vijita wrote:
Authentic Chinese Cuisine by Bryanna Clark Grogan!


Hmm. The reviews for this one mention a lot of mock meats. Are most of them seitan or other wheat-based things?

Well, authentic vegetarian Buddhist-style cuisine relies on fake meat a lot, so yes, this book has a lot of seitan recipes. There is a ton of other stuff too: stir-frys, vegetable recipes, dim sum using stuff like yuba and rice paper, dumplings, soups. It's pretty exhaustive. Is she comfortable with vegan cooking? If it's new to her, this book might be a bit on the challenging side.

I have a book I quite like called Buddhist Peace Recipes by Pushpesh Pant. It pulls from different cultures but has quite a bit of Chinese stuff, and is quite lovely since it is full colour and has a picture for each recipe.

I like The Asian Vegan Kitchen too, but the Chinese section is kind of small, if that's specifically what your mom is looking for.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:23 pm 
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I really like Taste of the East, but it's not inclusive to Chinese food.


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