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Excellent Starter Book for NEW Chinese cook Wanabees
on 2 August 2001
As a novice cook and a lover of Chinese food, I purchased this book along with a Wok and started my voyage of discovery into the far east. The book was perfect for the starter to learn how to Season the wok, use the wok and care for the most important part of your kitchen. It gives great details about sizes and shapes of cuts when preparing meat and veggies to ensure you start off on the right foot. I started of on the simpler looking dishes, picking out a few favourites that I had enjoyed on my walks home from the pub on a Friday night. The descriptions and details and simplicity of the book and the way it is written ensured that my first few easy dishes turned out like restaurant food (even if I do say so myself). A couple more visits to the Chinese supermarket and a purchase of a few simple and in expensive items ensured that I could progress and tackle slightly more extravagant dishes which again have turned out very tasty. Since I have loaned my book out to several wanabees and helped them in the supermarket buy their first Wok. All in all, an excellent book with fabulous dishes that anyone can make.