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Chan, Sou. The House of Chan Cookbook.

Illus. with drawings by Siu Lan Loh. Jacket. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, [1952]. 

"Chinese cooking for Americans with ingredients obtained in your neighborhood stores." A mid-century Chinese-American cookbook from New York's famed restaurateur. Born in Canton, Sou Chan moved to America at age 19, where he started out as a dishwasher. By 1938 he had used all his savings to start the House of Chan at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 52nd Street, which became a hugely popular destination. Chipping to jacket spine head & corners, rubbing to jacket extremities & to one spot at upper left front panel (see photo), else good. 



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