by Sybil PrattFebruary, 2007
The Chinese challenge
Simple Chinese Cooking by Kylie Kwong is a large-format (10 inches by 11 inches) knockout. The chef and restaurateur of billy kwong in Sydney and fourth-generation member of the largest Chinese family in Australia, Kylie has had two cooking series on the Discovery Home Channel here. When she says simple she really means it, and she makes sure that you'll find all the ingredients she uses on your supermarket's shelves. The book is divided into 14 chapters, each devoted to one main ingredient, including salads (unusual in a Chinese cookbook) and a selection of tofu dishes to delight your vegetarian friends and family. So, gaze at the full-page, almost edible photos that accompany each recipe, then start shopping and chopping, slicing and dicing, heat up that wok and get to work!