Ken Hom, renowned chef, host of PBS's Great Food, and author of 28 cookbooks, has come out with yet another cookbook, Complete Chinese Cookbook (2011 Firefly Books). With a comprehensive introduction to Chinese cuisine, a breakdown of regional styles, various cooking techniques, and recipes with little prep and accessible ingredients, this book is a must-have in any kitchen library. Host a Chinese-themed dinner party and serve guests Hom's hot and sour soup or spicy pork soup with black bean sauce (pictured above, left), followed by a sweet banana compote for dessert.
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