The First Happiness: Chinese Cooking for Australia - Elizabeth Chong Used softcover recipe book
THE FIRST HAPPINESS
Chinese Cooking for Australia
by Elizabeth Chong
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Used softcover book in
very good condition, 238 pages. First published 1982, this edition published 1984. Clean, tight book with no loose, marked, torn or missing pages. Contains mouth-watering full-page colour photos and line
illustrations throughout the book.
'Food is the first
happiness' - CONFUCIUS
A distinguished Australian
Chinese cook, Elizabeth Chong had been sharing with her students the secrets of
Chinese cuisine for twenty years when this book was first published in 1982.
Her recipes have been specially developed and adapted to Australian
The First Happiness takes the reader on a gastronomic adventure through regional specialties,
homestyle favourites, popular and gourmet dishes, cooking for two and a menu
planning segment for entertaining. The recipes are simple and easy to follow,
with an average preparation time of twenty minutes.
As well, Elizabeth
introduces the philosophies behind Chinese cooking, the ingredients and the
preparation methods, and gives advice on marketing.
The book includes a list
of stockists of Chinese ingerdients in major Australian cicites.
A new and delightful
approach to a cookbook, The
First Happiness combines
mouth-watering and innovative recipes with ancient Chinese proverbs and wisdom.
The First Happiness is an Australian publication. Measurements are given
in metric and imperial.
About the author
has spent most of her life surrounded by food: the preparation, the cooking and
Born in a small provincial town in
Canton, Elizabeth came to Australia when she was three. Through the family
restaurant, The Golden Phoenix, one of Melbourne's first Chinese gourmet
restaurants, Elizabeth watched the chefs practise their skills and decided that
cooking would be her life.
Elizabeth has taught Chinese cooking at
Australia's premier Chinese cooking school, which she established in 1961. She
has also conducted many gourmet tours of the East, given lectures and interviews
and regularly appears on both television and radio. She is one of Australia's
leading consultants to the Chinese food industry, writes freelance newspaper and
magazine articles and has released six cookbooks.
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The First Happiness: Chinese Cooking for Australia by Elizabeth Chong
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