CHINA TOWNS Asian Cooking from Around the World in 100 Recipes

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Asian Cooking from Around the
World in 100 Recipes
by Jean-François Mallet
July 2015
Hardback | £30.00
Published by Jacqui Small
100 recipes that will transport you on a culinary
journey through China Towns around the world.

In Western countries, the Chinese food eaten in restaurants is often a far cry from the
dishes prepared and served by the Chinese themselves. This is because the Asian communities
that have settled in so-called ‘China Towns’ around the world, in cities such as New York,
San Francisco, London and Paris, have mastered the art of adapting their cuisine to suit
local tastes. Added to which, this cuisine is often influenced by other Asian dishes, so much
so that food served in one city’s China Town may be heavily influenced by Vietnamese
dishes whereas in another it may more closely resemble Thai cuisine.

In this visually stunning cookbook, author Jean-François Mallet goes behind the scenes
in Chinese communities around the world in order to understand how and why the food
changes so much depending on location. As well as intimate portraits of these fascinating
communities, this stunning book contains, 100 delicious recipes capturing the essence of
China Towns from across the world and their various geographical influences.


A trained professional chef as well as a talented photographer, JEAN-FRANÇOIS MALLET
naturally transitioned from cooking to pursue his passion for images. He has worked
for some of the biggest names in French Cuisine, such as Jöel Robuchon, Michel Rostang,
Michel Kenever and Gaston Lenôtre before becoming a photo-journalist for magazines
including Saveurs, Gourmet USA, Elle à Table and Etoiles amongst many others…