– Buy Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking book Land of Plenty: A Treasury Of Authentic Sichuan Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop. But now that I have a dog-eared copy of Fuchsia Dunlop’s new cookbook, Every Grain of Rice on my kitchen counter, things have changed. In fact, since. Every Grain of Rice has ratings and 60 reviews. Fuchsia Dunlop trained as a chef in China’s leading Sichuan cooking school and possesses the rare.

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Apr 19, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: The recipes are also precise, with no terms like “appropriate amount of soy sauce” or things like that to confuse me. I’ve been cooking Chinese food for over two decades now self-taughtand it’s been very exciting to see both the ingredient availability and quality of Chinese cookbooks in English improve. Mar 15, Johan rated it it was amazing.

I’m pretty sure that the physical layout of the book helps a lot with the intimidation factor as well. Fuchsia Dunlop trained as a chef at China’s leading cooking school and is internationally renowned for her delicious recipes and brilliant writing about Chinese food. I need to check and see what other books are out there but this might replace my copy of Encyclopedia of Chinese Food and Cookingwhich a mere 40 years old or so.

All in all, just the remedy my collection needed! I used to think that the learning curve for cooking Chinese food was sky high; now I know I can do this. It has a great introduction of Chinese cookwares and how to use them, plus at the back, a glossary of all the important sauces and spices in English and Chinese! Her knowledge of her subject is encyclopaedic but it’s her passion and her writing skills that really make her books shine.

Jun 17, Frederick rated it it was amazing. I never buy cookbooks–recipes are readily available online and a survey can usually give you a number of ideas as to how you might prepare any given dish–but this is a singular exception outside of the staples. The visuals are very helpful, esp for learning or reviewing the variety of cuts or ingredient reference.


Lekkere recepten maar helaas veel toch niet haalbaar voor een meisje van 23 die nog thuis woont! I’ve always been wary of Chinese cooking after ending up with dishes that don’t really resemble the textures or flavours of food I’ve had in more authentic restaurants.

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop

Refresh and try again. As I suggested at the start of this review, fuchsi is a book which is very much aimed at people unfamiliar with Chinese cookery, even if it has much to offer those with more experience by way of the sumptuous recipes. A fascinating book on Chinese cooking – recipes you can actually tackle at fuchsiaa. Clearly, I needed to address the glaring gap in my cookbook collection. Jul 13, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 06, Finlay rated it it was amazing Shelves: With stunning photography and clear instructions, this is an essential volume for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

I’ve had this book out of the library for a week. There is quite a bit of overlap with her other two cookbooks, but not in a bad way, and she does make some slight changes for example, ‘bear’s claw’ tofu instead of regular home-style tofu the difference rjce mostly in the shape.

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking

This book provides clear fuchsix concise instructions on Chinese style meals. I get the impression that if this had been written by a TV chef then it would have been called ‘How to Cook Chinese’ or, perhaps, ‘Easy Chinese Cooking’. Yes the recipes in this book are often quite simple but that was not a bad thing in my view as it helped me move past the idea that authentic flavours demand complex recipes. I don’t think this is a mark off the book however, as I’d rather have the authentic recipes than paler imitations.

Overall, this is to be heartily recommended to anyone interested in cooking more Chinese food, regardless of their experience although it’s perhaps not for the completely novice cookand it fully deserves to break Fuchsia Dunlop into the mainstream consciousness. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

As a vegetarian, I love how vegetarian friendly the book is, and also the fact that she includes so many home cooking style recipes fuuchsia meat is part of the dish, but not necessarily an essential part – I think it will be helpful to people who are trying to eat less meat, or just use it as an accent.


It’s an educational and entertaining cookbook. Aug 29, Eddie Watkins rated it it was amazing Shelves: None were even close to this book.

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Every Grain of Rice: I definitely see lots of familiar Chinese home cooking dishes – the kinds of evedy appetizers, side dishes, etc. I have made several things from here, and they are delicious! Not only the title reminds me of the Tang dynasty poem I was forced to recite whenever I have left even one grain of rice in the bowl,the food in it are exactly what my family cook at home.

Every Grain of Rice

Apr 07, James rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Her Sichuan cookbook is a close second, but with fewer photos it’s perhaps not as welcoming to less experienced cooks.

Try your hand at blanched choy sum with sizzling oil, Hangzhou broad beans with ham, pock-marked old woman’s beancurd or steamed chicken with shiitake mushrooms, or, if you’ve ever in need of a quick fix, Fuchsia’s emergency late-night noodles. Fuchsia writes for public Fuchsia Dunlop is a cook and food-writer specialising in Chinese cuisine.

In it you will indeed find recipes for dishes we are used to seeing delivered to us here in the west in little red and white boxes – like spring rolls and fried rice, but you will also find such surprises as mashed potatoes with Sichuan preserved vegetables, along with simple traditional recipes for things like whole fish.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This might be unfair, but it might have been nice to provide substitutions or alternatives to the hard to find food stuffs.

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