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Beyond the Great Wall BOOKS Beyond The Great Wall Author Jeffrey Alford Undercostruction.eu WINNER OF THE 2009 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARDWINNER OF THE 2009 IACP BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARDA Bold And Eye Opening New Cookbook With Magnificent Photos And Unforgettable Stories.In The West, When We Think About Food In China, What Usually Comes To Mind Are The Signature Dishes Of Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai But Beyond The Urbanized Eastern Third Of China Lie The High Open Spaces And Sacred Places Of Tibet, The Silk Road Oases Of Xinjiang, The Steppelands Of Inner Mongolia, And The Steeply Terraced Hills Of Yunnan And Guizhou The Peoples Who Live In These Regions Are Culturally Distinct, With Their Own History And Their Own Unique Culinary Traditions In Beyond The Great Wall, The Inimitable Duo Of Jeffrey Alford And Naomi Duguid Who First Met As Young Travelers In Tibet Bring Home The Enticing Flavors Of This Other China For Than Twenty Five Years, Both Separately And Together, Duguid And Alford Have Journeyed All Over The Outlying Regions Of China, Sampling Local Home Cooking And Street Food, Making Friends And Taking Lustrous Photographs Beyond The Great Wall Shares The Experience In A Rich Mosaic Of Recipes From Central Asian Cumin Scented Kebabs And Flatbreads To Tibetan Stews And Mongolian Hot Pots Photos, And Stories A Must Have For Every Food Lover, And An Inspiration For Cooks And Armchair Travelers Alike.


About the Author: Jeffrey Alford

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10 thoughts on “Beyond the Great Wall

  1. says:

    It is often asserted that Chinese food in the United States tastes better than Chinese food in China It s a bold statement, considering that many people myself included have no concievable idea of what Chinese food actually is We re saddled with the General Tso and Chow Mein stereotypes of the food, and any other exposure of the cuisine in mainstream media ventures into the absurdly exotic, with the consumption of the offal of creatures that we rarely associate with everyday food But BEYOND It is often asserted that Chinese food in the United States tastes better than Chinese food in China It s a bold statement, considering that many people myself included have no concievable idea of what Chinese food actually is We re saddled with the General Tso and Chow Mein stereotypes of the food, and any other exposure of the cuisine in mainstream media ventures into the absurdly exotic, with the consumption of the offal of creatures that we rarely associate with everyday food But BEYOND THE GREAT WALL challenges and defeats this ignorance by introducing its readers ...


  2. says:

    I m a little hard on cookbooks, so a lot of them end up with the three star rating That s not because they aren t good, but sometimes I just know I ll never cook from them or I don t like the formatting or graphic choices That s the case here This book is reallyof reading book than a using book It is largely a travelogue and basic history of the area, and ...


  3. says:

    Part travel log, part ethnography, part cookbook, this book is absolutely stunning The whole work focuses on the other China, the non Han population The authors have called this Beyond the Great Wall , but that title is misleading as some of the cultures examined are actually within the traditionally Han areas.While the recipes are wonderful, showing you how to make traditional foods with ingredients you can find in North Amnerican stores, it is the ethnographies that are truely valuable Thr Part travel log, part ethnography, part cookbook, this book is absolutely stunning The whole work focuses on the o...


  4. says:

    Usually a serious fan, but not of this book and I really wanted to be As usual, the photography and writing are great and the way the authors put the food in a broader context makes for a rewarding read However, the recipes are, frankly, boring It may simply be that the subject matter is less interesting than that o...


  5. says:

    Jeffrey Alford s cookbooks are beautiful to look at and they have great recipes, but they are not practical for kitchen everyday use Beyond the Great Wall is a great book, a travel book and a cookbook and a book about Chinese culture all wrapped into one The pictures are beautiful and the book is well put together and interesting and the recipes are wonderful.However, it is not an easy book to use in the kitchen, ...


  6. says:

    I think of this book as a travelogue, a photography book, and a cookbook While I haven t had a chance to try many of the recipes yet, I have to say that I love this book The way it is written is evocative, and I appreciate both the personal notes on the recipes and the occ...


  7. says:

    This is generating some controversy in cookbook land because of the release timing a book about the cuisine of Tibetans and ethnic minorities in China, right before the Beijing Olympics Like their other books, this one is a combination of recipes and ...


  8. says:

    I just got this book out of the library today and am impressed with the mix of recipes with information about the non Han ethnic groups living in China, i.e the land, the people and the food I may try out one of the noodle recipes and then perhaps go on to momos...


  9. says:

    The photos and travel descriptions are excellent, and deliver the real china outside of the tourist norm Recipes, too, although they re less accessible, given the nature of so many of the ingredients and cooking equipment Some excellent food direction nonetheless and the food photosyum.


  10. says:

    This was the second Gourmet Cookbook of the month selection,and I already have two of their cookbooks in this style which is to have stories and lots of exceptional pictures of the food and th epeople who make it...


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