Madame Wu's Handbook on Home-Cooking: The Song Dynasty Classic on Domestic Cuisine (Hardcover)

Madame Wu's Handbook on Home-Cooking: The Song Dynasty Classic on Domestic Cuisine By Sean J. S. Chen (Translator), Eugene N. Anderson (Foreword by), Miranda Brown (Foreword by) Cover Image

Madame Wu's Handbook on Home-Cooking: The Song Dynasty Classic on Domestic Cuisine (Hardcover)

By Sean J. S. Chen (Translator), Eugene N. Anderson (Foreword by), Miranda Brown (Foreword by)

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Madame Wu's Handbook on Home-Cooking: The Song Dynasty Classic on Domestic Cuisine is the first Western language edition of the Wushi Zhongkuilu 吳氏中饋錄, one of the earliest Chinese works on home cooking and the only culinary work written by a Chinese woman from premodern China preserved in its entirety. This translation and annotation by Sean J. S. Chen of this enigmatic cookbook reveal details on the preparation and preservation of foods essential on household tables of Medieval China. It is a valuable snap-shot of Medieval Chinese gastronomy, documenting, among other things, the myriad of home fermentation techniques used in the Song dynasty household, the beginning of soy-sauce use in Chinese cuisine, and the prevalent consumption of Central Asian foods and sweets in Eastern China. The book includes forewords by academic reviewers Eugene N. Anderson and Miranda Brown, as well as preface and notes by the translator.

Product Details ISBN: 9781777938727
ISBN-10: 1777938724
Publisher: Linea
Publication Date: November 27th, 2023
Pages: 146
Language: English