I've been a huge fan of Maggie Zhu's blog, Omnivore's Cookbook for years and her cookbook is just more goodness. I'm so happy to be able to offer this - if you have even a passing interest in learning how to cook Chinese food, then this is a cookbook you want to own.
From the Publisher:
Enjoy the bold flavors of Chinese food with 90 accessible plant-based recipes for the Western cook and kitchen. No wok required!
With her popular blog, Omnivore's Cookbook, Maggie Zhu is the go-to person for traditional Chinese recipes designed for the Western home cook, and over the past few years, she has been incorporating more plant-based cooking into her diet. In Chinese Homestyle, Maggie shares a wide range of foolproof vegan recipes that pack all the flavor and none of the meat.
Building on a foundation of plant-based and vegetable-forward dishes found in Chinese cuisine, these umami-rich recipes are inspired by the comforting, everyday dishes Maggie grew up eating in northern China and discovered in her travels throughout the country, along with takeout favorites she became familiar with after moving to the United States.
Made with fresh ingredients and minimal oil and sugar, the salads, soups, stir-fries, braises, dumplings, and more are not only delicious, but also demonstrate the impact of aromatics, the benefits of using homemade sauces and condiments, how to cook tofu for maximum flavor and texture, and versatile cooking techniques, and include:
Homemade Sauces and Condiments
Appetizers and Salads
Char Siu Bao
Cumin Potato Baked Buns
Egg-less Egg Drop Soup
Shanghai Scallion Oil Noodles
Tofu, Tempeh, and Seitan
Hearty Seasonal Mains
Easy Seasonal Sides
Creamy Red Bean Ice Pops
Complete with step-by-step instructions, stunning photos, and information for stocking your Chinese pantry, Chinese Homestyle will soon have you enjoying this exciting cuisine right in your own home.