The vastness of China’s geographic expanse and the richness of its cultural history are clearly echoed in the diversity of its cuisine. Flavours of the Middle Kingdom: The Origins of Traditional Chinese Dishes is a two-fold book that uncovers some of China’s best-loved recipes while revealing the colourful stories behind them, helping readers understand and appreciate the context of this ancient cuisine. Adapted for today’s kitchen and clearly written with step-by-step instructions, readers can easily reproduce these authentic recipes to perfection and savour the flavours of China, with some that go way back to the prehistoric dynasties. Flavours of the Middle Kingdom: The Origins of Traditional Chinese Dishes comes with a comprehensive illustrated glossary of ingredients and a section on cooking tips to guide readers on this culinary adventure. The book presents well-written stories to contextualise each dish and easy-to-follow recipes are supplemented with beautiful photographs that will set to tantalise the tastebuds. This is one cookbook all cooking enthusiasts and food lovers must add to their collection!