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(Chinese) Eileen Yin-Fei Lo. The Dim Sum Book: Classic Recipes from the Chinese Teahouse *Signed*


Illus. with drawings by Lauren Jarrett & calligraphy by San Yan Wong. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Crown, [1982].

Warmly inscribed & signed by Lo to James Nassikas on the half-title. Jim Nassikas (1927-2019) was a hotelier and gastronome who opened the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco in 1972. There, he hosted culinary luminaries like James Beard, Julia Child, and Craig Claiborne. Nassikas and his wife Helen became close friends with Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, one of the most prominent Chinese food authors in history. Laid-in are 2 ephemeral pieces relating to The Dim Sum Book (including an invitation to the book party at Yank Sing in 1982), and an embossed invitation to the book release party for New Cantonese Cooking at the Stanford Court. This was the author's first book.

Offset from binder's glue to front pastedown & free endpaper, else near fine.