Chinese Recipes & Chinese Food Cookbook

Chinese Recipes & Chinese Food CookbookThis is Nicholas Zhou. I am the author of the bestselling cookbook Real And Healthy Chinese Cooking (see book cover below). Most likely you came to this site because you love Chinese food and you want to learn how to cook real and healthy Chinese food at home. Or you think Chinese food is healthy and you want to eat healthier food.

In either case, you have come to the right place. In this letter and my cookbook, I will show you how to live a healthy lifestyle by cooking real and healthy Chinese food.

If you want to know more about me as a cook and understand why Chinese food is generally healthier, please keep reading.

To jump ahead to read more about my bestselling cookbook Real And Healthy Chinese Cooking, please click here.

To get my cookbook now and start cooking real Chinese food this weekend, please click here.

"Thank you Nicholas for the wonderful cook book, you have done a fabulous job on it.

I have been in New York for a while now at the culinary institute in Hyde Park. So I haven’t been active on your recipe exchange. I am looking forward to using some of these recipes at the restaurant also… Warmest regards."

I am having dinner with my friends (The first one from the left is me!).

I think your cookbook is the best I’ve ever seen. We have a huge collection of cookbooks, both paper back and ebooks. I must have read more than 30 Chinese cooking books. But I never found one close to yours. I am surprised to know that you spent 4 years on this cookbook. But I can see why. Look at the detailed cooking directions and beautiful pictures! I think it must be very hard for you to write in English since you are international. But you are doing great!

My whole family know your name, Nicolas. My son even asked me to invite you to our home and cook for us! (He is only 6 years old). Anyway, we all thank You for your wonderful cookbook and work!"

Ancient Chinese philosophy has a very important influence in Chinese food culture. Let’s first look at a very interesting picture:

This is the traditional symbol for the forces of yin and yang, sometimes described as two fish swimming head to tail. The left half is yin and the right half is yang. Taken literally, yin and yang mean the dark side and sunny side of a hill. People commonly think of yin and yang as opposing forces. However, it is really more appropriate to view them as complementary pairs. The Chinese believe problems arise not when the two forces are battling, but when there is an imbalance between them. Floods, divorce, or even a fire in the kitchen – all can be attributed to disharmony in the forces of yin and yang. How does the concept of yin and yang relate to food? A basic adherence to this philosophy can be found in ANY Chinese dish, from stir-fried beef with broccoli to sweet and sour pork. There is always a balance in color, flavors, and textures. However, belief in the importance of following the principles of yin and yang in the diet extends further. Certain foods have yin properties, while others have yang properties – Cooling or warm, fat or non-fat, high-calorie or low- calorie, and etc. Almost no foodstuff is purely yin or yang – it’s more that one characteristic tends to dominate. It also reinforces that it is not so much the individual ingredients, as the… Read more…

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