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The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Beijing to San Fransisco Hardcover – 30 Nov 2007
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About the Author
In 1961 CECILIA CHIANG opened the Mandarin, which became a San Francisco institution. In 1974 she wrote the cookbook The Mandarin Way, and her career blossomed to include television appearances, cooking demonstrations, and contributions to international magazines and newspapers. She consults for popular Bay Area restaurants, including Betelnut and Shanghai 1930. Chiang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Amazon.com: 33 reviews
2 people found this helpful.
on 28 February 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
After reading the reviews here on Amazon's site, I went to the Library to read the book. As others have reported, it is the kind of cookbook and book that you feel compelled to read cover to cover, without putting down. Great recipes, great story! As soon as I finished the book, I had to take a moment to compose myself, then immediately ordered my own copy of The Seventh Daughter. I also found used copies of Madame Chiang's earlier cookbook, The Mandarin Way, and ordered one at the same time.
3 people found this helpful.
More than just a cookbook!!!
on 30 June 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
The recipes are definitely clear, simple and straightforward. They include a number of classic dishes, as well as the author's take on a few new ones. But this book is so much more than just a simple bookbook -- and to call it a cookbook does it a disservice. It's a wonderful biography of the author, a historical look at how events changed the lives of Cecelia and her family -- and probably culinary history in this country. I have never cried when I read a cookbook -- but I certainly did at the end of this one! If you do a lot of Chinese cooking, at some point you start to look for books that go beyond the kitchen. This is most definitely it. And if you like this one, you might also want to try and find a copy of her first book - The Mandarin. It's just as wonderful.
One person found this helpful.
Cecilia Chiang, Treasure of the Chinese Kitchen
on 4 July 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Cecilia Chiang's autobiography is a wonderful combination of her fascinating life story and her marvelous recipes. I was thrilled to find the book available on Amazon.com and am even more pleased to have it in my hands. There is no one who compares to Cecilia Chiang!
The book met my expectations - I did looked through ...
on 18 October 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
The book met my expectations - I did looked through it from cover to cover on arrival. In the process, I tried to pick a recipe to make. So far there were too many that I wanted to do first!
2 people found this helpful.
A compelling story and great food
on 18 June 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
In addition to some fine recipes, Madame Chiang's story as told throughout the book, is a compelling and moving story. I was fortunate to have enjoyed dinning at her fabulous Mandarin restaurant in San Francisco, and now reading about how it came to be, makes this more than just a book of recipes. These recipes have now become a legacy, like those handed down to us by our mothers and grandparents; reading this book makes us part of a family. Experience the joys, trials, and triumphs of Madame Chiang; The Seventh Daughter is a treasure.