The Dim Sum Field Guide

The Dim Sum Field Guide

A Taxonomy of Dumplings, Buns, Meats, Sweets, and Other Specialties of the Chinese Teahouse

Book - 2016
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A whimsically illustrated yet authoritative guide to the "taxonomy" of dim sum, based on a popular Lucky Peach story.


Author and illustrator Carolyn Phillips demystifies the rich, nuanced culinary institution of teahouse snacks in  The Dim Sum Field Guide , a pocket-size, definitive resource featuring 80 hand-drawn illustrations. With entries for all the dim sum classics--including siu mai, xiaolongbao, char siu, roast duck, and even sweets like milk tarts and black sesame rolls--this handy reference is perfect for bringing on-the-go to your next dim sum outing. Armchair travelers and Asian food enthusiasts alike will be delighted by this detailed yet accessible look at the distinctly Chinese art of eating well.

-- NPR's Best Books of 2016
Publisher: Berkeley :, Ten Speed Press,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781607749561
1607749564
Characteristics: 169 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm

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Mar 29, 2017

Terrible book. The illustrations are unremarkable and the writing shows that the author has no grasp of culinary terms and descriptions. "Cooking plaster" was in one of the descriptions. What, pray tell, does that mean? I Googled the phrase and found nothing that would tempt me to eat something made with cooking plaster. For anyone who enjoys food, this is not the book for you.

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