Book Size: 9.75" x 7.5"

Pages: 272

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623717421

Imprint: Interlink Books

Release date: Fall 2023

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Bao Family Cookbook

Recipes from the Eight Culinary Regions of China

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“The complex flavors and textures of eight types of traditional regional Chinese cuisines are demonstrated with style and aplomb in this visual treat of a cookbook … The illustrated introduction provides essential information on types of condiments, noodles, flours, vegetables, and other ingredients and utensils for cooks … There’s a vibrant mix of grainy black-and-white photographs of chefs at work with candy-striped, eye-popping color backgrounds and photographs of the dishes. The recipes, spanning from breakfast to dessert, are a varied sampler of traditional Chinese cooking … The Bao Family Cookbook introduces elevated Chinese dishes with reverence for sharing food and having it define ‘the rhythm of the day.’”
— Foreword Reviews

About this book

Through over 80 classic, accessible, and playful recipes, Bao Family Cookbook symbolizes the bridge between two cultures: the traditions of China and the modernity of Parisian life. 

Bao Family Cookbook symbolizes the bridge between two cultures: the traditions of China and the modernity of Parisian life. The Bao family run four Chinese restaurants in Paris that bridge the gap between two cultures, and between traditional and modern cuisine—here they share their love of bao and other Chinese dishes, with recipes that span the eight culinary regions of China.

Through over 80 classic yet accessible and playful recipes, Céline Chung and her family push back against the stereotypes surrounding Chinese cooking and pay tribute to its diversity and regionalityExpect an explosion of flavor, with recipes for scallion pancakes, chile chicken salad, Chinese spring rolls, hot-and-sour soup, sweet-and-sour fish, cumin beef, Cantonese fried rice, and of course bao buns—that perfectly fluffy finger food that feeds a crowd and can be tailored with delicious sweet and savory fillings.

Bao Family is a bold celebration of Chinese food today, spanning meals all through the day. The key recipes all feature handy step-by-step instructions, and every dish is imbued with the love that Céline and her family have for their homeland of Wenzhou, from their home in Paris.

Recipes include:

• Stir-fried vegetarian noodles

• Pumpkin fries with salted egg

• Fried egg on rice

• Charsiu bao

• Har gow

• Chinese spring rolls

• Wonton soup

• Steamed pork ribs with garlic and black beans

• Salt-and-pepper chicken

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About the author

Cline Chung was born in Paris to Chinese parents. Growing up eating her mom’s traditional cooking, Cline did a university exchange in Shanghai to discover China for herself. She fell in love with the food and traveled across the country to learn about the varied regional cuisines. In 2019 she opened Petit Bao, serving authentic traditional Chinese cuisine made with French-sourced ingredients in a modern setting inspired equally by Paris and Shanghai. There are now four Paris restaurants in the Bao family.

Reviews

“The complex flavors and textures of eight types of traditional regional Chinese cuisines are demonstrated with style and aplomb in this visual treat of a cookbook … The illustrated introduction provides essential information on types of condiments, noodles, flours, vegetables, and other ingredients and utensils for cooks … There’s a vibrant mix of grainy black-and-white photographs of chefs at work with candy-striped, eye-popping color backgrounds and photographs of the dishes. The recipes, spanning from breakfast to dessert, are a varied sampler of traditional Chinese cooking … The Bao Family Cookbook introduces elevated Chinese dishes with reverence for sharing food and having it define ‘the rhythm of the day.’”
— Foreword Reviews

“[A] delicious and culturally rich read … The Bao ‘family’ named in the title of this terrific debut cookbook is actually a group of chefs connected through their work at author Chung’s various Bao restaurants in Paris. The recipes within have been adapted by these cooks to bring a taste of Chinese culture and cuisine to the home chef … Each recipe is accompanied by a mouthwatering image that will make readers want to get right into the kitchen and start cooking ….”
— Library Journal

“[A] wonderful and diversity-celebrating Chinese cookbook … Chef and entrepreneur Chung, founder of the Bao Family chain of restaurants, invites readers into the world of Chinese cuisine, sharing the necessary tools and know-how, key ingredients, and family stories that make her passionate about Chinese food ….”
— Booklist

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