Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees


My quick answer to most “what do you want for dinner?” inquiries is, “Anything Asian.”

Garlic, ginger, onions, sesame, etc. It’s all so good!

A few months ago I was excited to see this cook book, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees, come up on the Blogging For Books website. It is a gorgeously bound hardback with plenty of pictures and tempting recipes. What my husband and I both liked was the time the author took to explain not just ingredients and tools but the way of history and life behind Chinese food.

Unlike our American culture of eat and run and few sit down family dinners, in Chinese culture sharing a meal is the greatest sign of pride and respect. At large celebrations there are multiple courses (think around ten) and dishes are shared.

There is so much to be learned and tasted from this cookbook! With over 200 pages of recipes you are inspired and ready to learn the techniques and creativity of Chinese cooking.

{I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.}


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