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Floyd's China by [Floyd, Keith]
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About the Author

Keith Floyd was born in 1943 and educated at Wellington School, Somerset. Since then he has devoted his life to cooking, except for a few brief excursions into the army and the antiques and wine trades. He has presented 14 highly successful television cookery and travel series, and is the author of 15 bestselling books. When he is not hurtling around the world, he spends his time fishing and sailing in Marbella, Spain, where he now lives.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 231 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (3 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003RRY3V0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,041 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
Now, I haven't seen the TV series which this book is supposed to accompany, so I cannot make a comparison that way. However, I do know (and love) my Chinese cooking, having eaten the real stuff all my life, so I can compare my decades of experience with Floyd's professional culinary finesse.
I would have to say that Floyd has definitely managed to capture a good number of the signature dishes which many Westerners do not know about. Simply, because people outside of China, think Chinese people eat takeaway food all the time. This is disturbingly incorrect, and now I'm glad that a well-known chef has finally shown what is really eaten.
In typical Keith Floyd style, he maintains that almost all recipes should have some form of alcohol in it. This playfully suggests that he might have a problem, but being a chef, I guess he's allowed to indulge! However, he does keep to what is the traditional Chinese cooking recipe of using a variety of ingredients, all easily obtained, and cooked with the fewest of instructions. The only difficult part in any of his recipes is the waiting for the overnight marinading, when all readers will be thinking "I'm hungry NOW"!
On the other hand, it wouldn't be a Keith Floyd book if he didn't come up with his own recipes, otherwise, it would be called "China stolen by Keith Floyd". So the traditionalist in me was rather annoyed with his own unique version of some dishes.
Apart from that, my only other bugbear is that there are so few recipes considering it is supposed to be a recipe book that covers the most populace country in the world. The 160 pages of food (the other 30 pages is just introduction) only supplies the merest hint as to what one can find in China. But then, I've never been able to find one Chinese cookery book that could satisfy me!
A decent book which does showcase some wonderful creations which can be easily prepared by novice and expert alike.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved the way this man cooked, he had style and flair. It's a pity he has passed on. This book and others are a great legacy and still great fun to read.
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Format: Hardcover
Great as always bought all his books now easy to follow great pics.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
One of the better Floyd books with lots that you would find in the local Chinese restaurant.
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HASH(0x979aea74) out of 5 stars Floyd is soothing 17 Dec. 2012
By Torben Mølgaard-Andersen - Published on Amazon.com
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Kick off your shoes. Pour a glass of wine. Light your pipe and travel with Keith. It's like a family member wrote you a journal from faraway places. His anecdotes, his passion and intimate style is what I love. And the recipes are no nonsense and original. He has an understanding of the roots to the cuisines he describes. Buy this and all the other Floyd books.
HASH(0x97999e4c) out of 5 stars Great Recipe Book 5 Jun. 2014
By jacob sipler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Floyd travels China on his hit television series,These are his recipes and thoughts on his travels. Would recommend to anyone.Travel to the land of Silks and spices!
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