• Art of Escapism Cooking

    Art of Escapism Cooking
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    ISBN: 9780062802378
    Title: Art of Escapism Cooking
    Author: LEE MANDY


    "Lee, who vents about living abroad in her Lady and Pups blog, fuels this stunning cookbook with the ferocity of Sichuan peppercorns and chili oil. . . . An energetic confessional, for Lee is as gifted a writer as she is a cook. . . . Innovative. . . . A] unique and deeply felt debut." - Publisher's Weekly (starred review)


    In this inventive and intensely personal cookbook, the blogger behind the award-winning ladyandpups.com reveals how she cooked her way out of an untenable living situation, with more than eighty delicious Asian-inspired dishes with influences from around the world.

    For Mandy Lee, moving from New York to Beijing for her husband's work wasn't an exotic adventure--it was an ordeal. Growing increasingly exasperated with China's stifling political climate, its infuriating bureaucracy, and its choking pollution, she began "an unapologetically angry food blog," LadyandPups.com, to keep herself from going mad.


    Mandy cooked because it channeled her focus, helping her cope with the difficult circumstances of her new life. She filled her kitchen with warming spices and sticky sauces while she shared recipes and observations about life, food, and cooking in her blog posts. Born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, she came of age food-wise in New York City and now lives in Hong Kong; her food reflects the many places she's lived. This entertaining and unusual cookbook is the story of how "escapism cooking"--using the kitchen as a refuge and ultimately creating delicious and satisfying meals--helped her crawl out of her expat limbo.


    Illustrated with her own gorgeous photography, The Art of Escapism Cooking provides that comforting feeling a good meal provides. Here are dozens of innovative and often Asian-influenced recipes, divided into categories by mood and occasion, such as:


    For Getting Out of Bed
    Poached Eggs with Miso Burnt Butter Hollandaise
    Crackling Pancake with Caramel-Clustered Blueberries and Balsamic Honey


    For Slurping
    Buffalo Fried Chicken Ramen
    Crab Bisque Tsukemen


    For a Crowd
    Cumin Lamb Rib Burger
    Italian Meatballs in Taiwanese Rouzao Sauce


    For Snacking
    Wontons with Shrimp Chili Coconut Oil and Herbed Yogurt
    Spicy Chickpea Poppers


    For Sweets
    Mochi with Peanut Brown Sugar and Ice Cream
    Recycled Nuts and Caramel Apple Cake


    Every dish is sublimely delicious and worth the time and attention required. Mandy also demystifies unfamiliar ingredients and where to find them, shares her favorite tools, and provides instructions for essential condiments for the pantry and fridge, such as Ramen Seasoning, Fried Chili Verde Sauce, Caramelized Onion Powder Paste, and her Ultimate Sichuan Chile Oil.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
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