help to find an old cookbook....
I lived in Seattle in the late 80's and I found a wonderful chinese cookbook at the library. I used it a lot, and I photo copied some of the recipes. Through the years....we've moved and what not....and I have lost some of the pages I copied. I lost the cover page with the name of the book....and quite a few of the recipes I liked. I can't remember the name of the book, but I was wondering if any of you who had older chinese cook books would look at certain pages in the books to see if the recipes were the same and you might could tell me the name of the book. I would love to be able to locate a copy of this book.
On pages on the left side when opened....the page number is centered, and then there are the words MAJOR CHINESE CUISINE, and then a small block drawing of something that resembles 2 S's laid on their sides.
On papges on the right side when opened...the page number is followed by the name of the chapter (SOUPS, FISH AND SHELLFISH, POULTRY, PORK, SMALL EATS), then the same block of the 2S's.
The book was an older book in 1989, and it was pretty small and very plain.
Here are some page numbers with the recipes that appear on that page:
p.108 Basic Soup Stock
p.167 Crab Foo Yung
p.152 Shrimp in Lobster Sauce
p. 252 Cantonese Roast Pork
p. 398 Spring Rolls
I would appreciate any help on locating the name of this book....thank you for trying!
It was smaller than the photocopy pages.....I remember sticking them into the book and they extended out beyond the book in length and width.
And, the last page I have is 408, but I remember that there were more pages than that in the book. I also remember that the cover of the book was kind of cloth like....and a dull green.
Have you tried looking up the online library catalog for the Seattle Public Library? Nowadays, pretty much all libraries keep an online catalog of all books in their collections, both reference and circulating. Here is their entire collection dealing with search terms, "Cooking, Chinese".
Please go to page 8 to see all titles published before 1989. 4 of their titles are published in 1989. Do any of them sound familiar?
Food in China by Jennifer Tan
Fragrant Harbor Taste: The New Chinese Cooking of Hong Kong by Ken Hom
The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece, and Rome by Jeff Smith
Zhongguo ren di yin shi shi jie by Xuetai Wang
Unfortunately, there is a high possibility that this book has fallen out of the library's circulating collection over the years.
Im thinking you meant that the book was published some time before 1989. None of the books from 1989 exceed 398 pages.
I did contact the King and Snohomish county libraries....and they said that the book I was asking about wasn't in the system any more.
I did mean to convey that the book was published before 1989......it would probably have been late 60's or the 70's. I sort of remember that the book was almost 20 years old when I was looking at it.
Unfortunately, it's not the same, Galleyhagg. None of the recipes and page numbers you list above match in the Irene Kuo book. Sorry!
But thanks for posting this as it's reminded me of why I liked this book in the first place. I'm going to leave it out and revisit some of my favorites!