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(Chinese) David Perkins, ed. Hong Kong & China Gas Chinese Cookbook.


Illus. with color photographs throughout. 11.5x8.5", jacket. Hong Kong: Hong Kong China & Gas, [1982].

First published in 1978, this massive volume quickly became a standard in Chinese and Chinese-American households. Hundreds of recipes from across China, with techniques, equipment, and quotes from books about Chinese banquets. Photos include step-by-step preparation methods. Some recipes include Peiping style smoked chicken, deep-fried pork intestines, stuffed crab claws, etc. Inscription to half-title, else near fine.