All Under Heaven

When I first received the book all I could say is wow. This is a very hefty tome. It comes across as almost encyclopedia like. Is this the end all be all in Chinese cookbooks? It would have to be near the top of all the books that have came out. It is a very impressive book. If you are looking for a book with loads of pictures on every other page, then this isn’t the book for you. There are drawings placed throughout the book. Some are diagrams to show how to roll or cut. I kind of like the idea of no pictures. I think in this case it is going to be best left to the imagination of the cook.

This is definitely not a dumbed down cookbook. I think this title is more suited to a seasoned cook. Don’t get me wrong a beginner could use this book. But I don’t think that is the audience this book is aimed towards. You won’t find alot of Americanized dishes in the book with it staying true to the origins of the dishes.

There are recipes from 35 different regions of China. I’m not going to try and list them all out here. This is a very impressive book and I don’t think anyone would be disappointed purchasing it.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the blogging for books program.


A modern way to cook

Looking back at her first book, I set my expectations based on what I had previously seen. Her new book looks and feels fairly similar. Flipping through both you can tell they came from the same author. Needless to say that isn’t a bad thing. I am equally thrilled with this title as I was her last. She set the bar high with the last book.

Like the last book this one really is a beautiful book. Nice heavy pages and gorgeous photography. The book also has a great flow. This book seems to be based more on quick and easy cooking rather than normal time consuming weekend cooking. Having quick and simple dishes are never seen bad thing.

There are seven different sections to the book. They are:

In the time it takes to set the table

Ready in twenty

On the table in half an hour

Forty-minute feasts

Investment cooking

Super-fast breakfasts

Quick desserts and sweet treats

I’m really looking forward to trying out the recipes in the book. We are currently trying to eat better so I know this book will definitely help.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the blogging for books program.