Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China

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  • Fresh out of journalism school, Chinese-American writer Jen Lin-Liu moves to China to learn about the country her grandparents fled half a century before. In the booming coastal cities and remote inland villages, she discovers a passion for China’s rich cuisine and embarks on a culinary journey to reconnect with her roots. Lin-Liu gives a memorable and mouthwatering cook’s tour of today’s China as she progresses from entry-level lessons in an unheated local cooking school (with nary a measuring cup in sight) to a noodle-stall and dumpling-house apprentice, to an internship at a chic Shanghai restaurant. Along the way, she meets young men and women streaming in from the countryside in search of a "rice bowl" (living wage), a burgeoning middle class hungry for luxury, and mentors who introduce her to Chinese life within and beyond the kitchen. Serve the People presents an unforgettable slice of contemporary China in the full swing of social and economic transformation, and the story of a young woman finding an unexpected path home.
  • Author:
    Jen Lin-Liu
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9780156033749
    Edition:
    Reprint
    ISBN:
    0156033747
    Label:
    Mariner Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $13.95
    Manufacturer:
    Mariner Books
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    352
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-05-22
    Publisher:
    Mariner Books
    Studio:
    Mariner Books
    Title:
    Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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