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The Healing Cuisine of China: 300 Recipes for Vibrant Health and Longevity [Paperback]

Zhuo Zhao , George Ellis
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3 Nov 1998
A comprehensive guide to the Chinese art of healing with food.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company (3 Nov 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089281778X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892817788
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Zhuo Zhao and George Ellis have taken great pains not only to provide us with an exhaustive (three hundred recipes) compendium of medicinal foods and preparations but have also included chapters on Chinese medical theory, Yin/Yang theory, Five Element theory and an explanation of the Chinese view of illness and its causes. The Healing Cuisine of China is a terrific book to have on hand: the recipes are well-researched and simple to make and they remind us of the tremendous power we have to maintain our own well-being. --Qi, Summer 1999

About the Author

Zhuo Zhao was born and raised in Beijing, where she learned the traditional arts of cooking and healing from her family. After coming to the West and discovering how little was known about these genuine Chinese traditions, she returned to China for two years of intensive research. This book is the product of that research. George Ellis traveled extensively in Asia in the 1970s and 1980s, writing and translating texts on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy. He is the author of The Breath of Life: Mastering the Techniques of Pranayama and Qi Gong. Zhuo Zhao and George Ellis met in Beijing in 1985 and married in 1988.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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One unique feature about Zhuo Zhao and George Ellis's new book--The Healing Cuisine of China--is that it includes real recipes from China, a country people regard food as heaven. Growing up in China, Zhao took for granted how the Chinese in everyday life treat their minor ailments, improve their general health or beautify themselves by choosing to eat specific foods. Living in the west made her realize how little people in this part of the world knew about another beauty of the Chinese cusine--it is supposed to improve one's health. The 300 recipes, a result of years of research in China, backed up by real life anecdotes and scientific analyses, open up a door to the pleasure of eating, and feeling great, not only while eating, but also in the future.
Ray Wang, California
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! 8 Jan 2008
By K. Lane - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great. It's different than I expected (I was looking for general recipes to balance your consitution) and this has a lot of remedies for specific ailments. There are some very interesting (and simple) recipes for treatments, and I really am curious about the earthworm. :D I especially like the recipes for helpful/healthful teas and wines. I love the way the book is layed out, and it is very easy to read and understand.

Chapters:
1. Origins & theory
2. Causes of Illness (talks about the pathogens)
3. Eating for health (has a great survey to find out more about your constitution)
4. Foods and their healing properties
5. Home Remedies
6. Longevity banquets (this is the section that has the more general recipes)
7. exercise for health (qigong)

I recommend this book to anyone looking for recipes and remedies, and the healing properties of foods.

also highly recommended:
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford is a great book, very in depth, on nutrition (blending asian and western), with lots of chinese theory, and the healing properties of food
The Tao of Healhty Eating by Bob Flaws is a small book on TCM and nutrition. It is really easy to understand and a great introduction.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Informative As It Is Useful 24 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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The Healing Cuisine of China by Zhuo Zhao and George Ellis is an excellent book! It is not a typical health food book. The book not only teaches you how to prepare healthy food; it teaches you how to prepare healthy food that tastes good! Also, there are many tidbits about Chinese culture and medicine in this book. So, you learn as you cook! Truly, this book has something for everyone, whether you are a fitness fanatic or simply one who likes good food.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting buy not organized very well. 20 Feb 2002
By Me Stoner Jeanne - Published on Amazon.com
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This makes an interesting reference book on medicinal recipes. I just don't like the way it is organized. You have to thumb through the whole book to get a feel for what ailments it addresses and I found the list somewhat wanting. Other than that, it makes an interesting compendium of Chinese remedies although I think I'll pass on the fried and ground earthworms!
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Door to The Pleasure of Eating and Feeling Great 8 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
One unique feature about Zhuo Zhao and George Ellis's new book--The Healing Cuisine of China--is that it includes real recipes from China, a country people regard food as heaven. Growing up in China, Zhao took for granted how the Chinese in everyday life treat their minor ailments, improve their general health or beautify themselves by choosing to eat specific foods. Living in the west made her realize how little people in this part of the world knew about another beauty of the Chinese cusine--it is supposed to improve one's health. The 300 recipes, a result of years of research in China, backed up by real life anecdotes and scientific analyses, open up a door to the pleasure of eating, and feeling great, not only while eating, but also in the future.
Ray Wang, California
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chapter Six Longevity Banquets - homestyle recipes 29 Jan 2013
By Robert A. Figler - Published on Amazon.com
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Judging by the title, many potential buyers might see this book as simply a set of traditional medicinal recipes and nothing more. On the surface they would be correct but it would be a mistake to pass this one over! Why? Well, surprise of surprises there is a hidden treasure of everyday homestyle Chinese recipes, Chapter 6, Longevity Banquets, which makes it worth the price of the book alone.

Living in a Chinese household, when visiting my mother-in-law in Beijing, I am always in pursuit of "stealing" her simple homestyle recipes to bring back home for our everyday eating. After purchasing this book I discovered that the recipes in Chapter 6 Longevity Banquets are the type of dishes that my mother-in-law would prepare on a daily basis in her home.

Over the past 10 years I have used almost all of these recipes [Chapter 6] and they have served our family well--including cooking for the in-laws during their stay with us many years back.

Some of the recipes I modify by adding more ingredients. For example, in preparing Tofu, Chicken, and Seaweed Soup, Shrimp and Bean Curd Soup, etc. I use chicken broth rather than water. The Tomato Soup recipe is really one of the cleanest and best tasting hot and sour soup recipes around and you can modify it by adding chicken or pork. With Tofu with Mushrooms I add additional types of mushrooms like fresh shitake, oyster and wood ears along with fresh ground chicken. With Cabbage Beef and Onion Beef I add wood ears and dou fu gan [pressed 5 spice tofu]. The Steamed Trout recipe is almost a weekly dish for us and there are other fish you can substitute. Sauteed Celery and Sauteed Asparagus are fast, quick and simple and serve well as a side dish for any meal. There are endless variations on these recipes that you can creatively birth without much risk of losing the simplicity and flavor of the dish.

The Longevity Recipes of this book [which is a relatively small section compared to the entire book - pp. 189 - 243] exemplifies what is commonly meant by "healthy and tasty Chinese food" and are relatively simple and quick to cook. Even some of the milder medicinal recipes like Tofu and Egg White, p.81, Bean-thread Noodles and Cucumber, p. 87, Mung Bean Congee, p. 138, Celery and Vegetable Soup, . 147, Adzuki Bean Congee [add a little brown sugar] p. 170, are worth trying as a meal or second dish.

As a side note, if you are interested in Chinese medical knowledge, Chapters 1, 2, and 3 are really an excellent introduction to the field but you don't have to get side-tracked in them--the recipes can simply stand alone.

With the widespread practice of taijiquan and qi gong, Chapter 7 Exercising for Health is well worth reading but keep in mind that these ideas are grounded in a different worldview and many of the readers with a more scientific/Western orientation are likely to dismiss them. Again, don't let this stand in the way of the recipes.

For those of you who have grown tired of the Chinese food found in the local restaurants or even the "gourmet" food of the upscale Chinese restaurants [both US and China] this is the book for you. It is real, honest homestyle Chinese cooking at its best and, given its price, is indeed a real hidden treasure.
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