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Ching-He Huang is one of the brightest stars in modern Chinese cooking in the UK. Each week in her new BBC2 series she re-invents the nation's favourite Chinese dishes, modernising them with fresh, easy to buy ingredients, and offering simple practical tips and techniques. These are brought together in this beautiful book to accompany the series. Drawing on the experiences of top chefs, her family and friends, growers and producers and celebrity enthusiasts Ching sets out to discover the best Chinese cooking in the UK today, introducing easy-to-make Chinese food to sometimes resistant Brits, and painting a picture of modern Anglo-Chinese life in the UK as she goes. Chinese Food Made Easy begins with some of the most familiar dishes from a Chinese takeaway menu - Sweet & Sour Prawns, Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Chop Suey and Cantonese Vegetable Stir Fry, each with Ching's special and imaginative twist. Later we explore spicy Szechuan food: Noodles, Dumplings and Dim sum; Seafood; Fast Food; Desserts and finally Celebratory Food, where Ching presents a complete banquet of dishes to celebrate the Chinese New Year.Ching's knowledge, charm and enthusiasm shine through as she shares the 'basic principles' of Chinese cooking including some of the simple techniques and tips taught by her Grandparents for tasty results.
Using ingredients from high-street supermarkets and some imaginative suggestions for alternative ingredients, these classic Chinese dishes are updated, fresh and healthily prepared so that anyone can make and enjoy them.

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Ching-He Huang, the new face of Chinese cooking on TV, re-invents the nation's favourite Chinese dishes, modernising them with fresh, easy to buy ingredients to demonstrate how healthy, light and simple Chinese cooking can be.

The recipes from the TV series are included in eight chapters, ranging from Takeaway Favourites, Spicy Sichuan dishes, and Dumplings, Dim Sum and Noodles to Fish and Seafood dishes, Street Food, Celebration Food, Desserts and Drinks and Side dishes. Throughout the book there are cooking tips and basic techniques, including all you need to know about using a wok, as Ching shares her passion not only for Chinese food but also for Chinese culture. Finally, her handy menu planner will make it easy to put together an authentic Chinese meal.

Ching provides the inspiration to cook delicious Chinese meals with a modern twist. Discover the real food of China and make these authentic, hassle-free dishes easily in your own kitchen.
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#1
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#2
Good find, heat added.
#3
sorry not dis-ing the poster or the deal ... but she's rubbish ... have u seen her on tv? *rolls eyes
this is the equivalent of cooking a takeaway at home.
#4
kippy
this is the equivalent of cooking a takeaway at home.


yes, cheaper and healthier?
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guys save your money, come to my house and ill teach u the art of kung fu chicken etc etc
#6
off the topic but anyone who fancies trying some fab chinese and fusion dishes can try these really tasty recipes (also on bbc) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mostof_kyliekwong.shtml
she's a real chef ... used to watch the cooking programmes on cable (nigella, oliver, hairy bikers, river cottage, slater, masterchef, ramsay ... and that italian guy can't remember his name) so i do know ching hh from her early days.
#7
kippy;2377253
sorry not dis-ing the poster or the deal ... but she's rubbish ... have u seen her on tv? *rolls eyes
this is the equivalent of cooking a takeaway at home.

Ching actually owns her own food company and whilst she is not a restauranteur, anyone who knows her cooking can see this is a modern take on Chinese food.
I cannot believe you are dissing her as she is very talented.
She can also cook the authentic and I believe this book has Dim Sum receipes too!
#8
kippy;2377319
off the topic but anyone who fancies trying some fab chinese and fusion dishes can try these really tasty recipes (also on bbc) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mostof_kyliekwong.shtml
she's a real chef ... used to watch the cooking programmes on cable (nigella, oliver, hairy bikers, river cottage, slater, masterchef, ramsay ... and that italian guy can't remember his name) so i do know ching hh from her early days.

Novelli?
#9
she is a business woman, has a business background before being on tv chef, she's not a proper chef ... that's where i was coming from. doesnt matter, i wouldnt go to her restaurant if she had one in chinatown it will only be frequented by non-chinese and her business partners.

so muffin 247 any chance u'll have a party soon??
#10
Usha Rocks
Novelli?


something antoni or antonelli ... drats name just escaped my mind.

so which chef is your fave and why ... maybe a few.
#11
Hi,do you mean Antonio Carluccio ?Oldish big guy.

Cheers BOB
#12
Haven't seen her cook so cant comment. I usually just buy different sauces in Chinese supermarket and put a spoonful or two into the pan and it tastes great already. Black pepper sauce is by far my fav.
#13
bibio
Hi,do you mean Antonio Carluccio ?Oldish big guy.

Cheers BOB


is he the oily hair one. lol.
sorry cant remember his name. and i do go into carluccio's for their kitchen stuff and and once into his flagship neals st restaurant for an unintended expensive lunch when i was a student LOL. shd have known my OH walked in thinking carluccio's price. heyy shd have known ... three men greeted me and took my jacket off!
#14
just checked bbc website no not carluccio. the one i am talking about is a chef and he has the typical oily black locks hair. hehehehehe.

argh this is so gonna bother me now.
#15
kippy;2377633
just checked bbc website no not carluccio. the one i am talking about is a chef and he has the typical oily black locks hair. hehehehehe.

Gino D'Acampo?
#16
OMG found him!
Giorgio Locatelli ... lol.
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and the greasy look
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my job is done i can so sleep now. nite nite Usha and all.
#17
I actually quite like Bill Granger and Gordon Ramsay.
#18
mamboboy;2377665
mmmmm ching....she's so dreamy

OMG, are you the Supermarket Sweep guy?
#19
kippy
just checked bbc website no not carluccio. the one i am talking about is a chef and he has the typical oily black locks hair. hehehehehe.

argh this is so gonna bother me now.


TYPICAL?!

Yeah because all us Italians are greasy is that what you're saying?

Jesus Christ this forum can be ignorant. :x
#20
Hi does this book help you cook all the favourite western style chinese dishes like sweet and sour whatever hong kong style and egg fried rice and all the other dishes that usually have a number on a takeaway menu, if not can anyone suggest a book??
#21
The author benefits from the eye-candy factor...especially where unquantifiable expertise is concerned.

If you're a singer and look good... you are a good singer (hands up Kylie fans!)
If you're an actor and look good... you are a good actor.
If you're a plate of food and you look good.... you taste great.

Therefore, a pretty looking chef like her is a good cook.... or at least to the less discerning.

She used to present a series called Ching's Kitchen on cable/sat and I must say that her techniques used to make me squirm. Basic mistakes like overloading the frying pan and over-saucing the marinades were common. So, why did I watch it? Well, I must say I do enjoy just watching her ;)

However, on the plus side, I must say that her methods are very western-kitchen friendly. The ingredients and utensils used are easily available and most of the time, you do not have to go to an Asian supermarket to get them. So, even those in the remotest Scottish Isles should be able to do her cooking. It wont be authentic, but will be better that Asda's Chicken and Blackbean sauce chicken.

Personally, I prefer cooking with a wok on fire.
#22
She's no pro - but she never claimed to be cooking authentic food.

It's meant to be convenient and easy. Her programme was actually rather good and not quite so "involved" as say Ken Hom or the guy on Sky One whose name I can't remember from about 10 years back.
#23
georgio locatelli
#24
Made easy ??!!!!

yeah, after u spend 3 days looking for the ingredients.............
#25
This is basically a preorder as the book doesn't come out for another month and the series later than that. Still, an excellent price, I ordered because she always has good ideas on her previous shows. Like Nigella, her being good looking is just a bonus :-D
#26
kippy
just checked bbc website no not carluccio. the one i am talking about is a chef and he has the typical oily black locks hair. hehehehehe.

argh this is so gonna bother me now.

Georgio Locatelli?
#27
montblanc;2380112
This is basically a preorder as the book doesn't come out for another month and the series later than that.

Not true. The release date was set for July but this brought forward and is available now because it is in Asda and WH Smith.
For those who have ordered, it is in stock.
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#28
machofairy;2378105
The author benefits from the eye-candy factor...especially where unquantifiable expertise is concerned.
Therefore, a pretty looking chef like her is a good cook.... or at least to the less discerning.
She used to present a series called Ching's Kitchen on cable/sat and I must say that her techniques used to make me squirm. Basic mistakes like overloading the frying pan and over-saucing the marinades were common. So, why did I watch it? Well, I must say I do enjoy just watching her ;)
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It depends what you mean by authentic. I would say that her food is very authentic as she recommends that you use the Chinese sauces and not the ones like Blue Dragon.
There are two styles of cookijng, traditional old school using MSG etc and then there is Cantonese. Obviously there are variations on the themes like regional.
Ching's food is modern Cantonese and she has updated this.
If you are after food from the takeaway, you should know that takeaway food is not authentic. You don't know what authentic is unless you have been to Hong Kong or China.
As for credentials, you should know that she runs a business and is very successful. She has a good business background and her business would not do well without it being accessible or tasty food.
#29
mamboboy;2380074
Yes. now go wild in the aisles!!!

P.S. ordered and voted hot.

And for those UKHD sous chefs who claim that she's just a no frills chef that only has the job because she looks good - you're talking out of your ****!
I've cooked many of her recipes and they've been excellent, especially the char siu pork. Chinese food is SUPPOSED to be simple. Once you have the few staple ingredients you're pretty much good to go (rice, five spice, sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger, garlic, sherry, rice wine).

Maybe you sous chefs should stick to Japanese...


And 'Cats', you can find the ingredients in pretty much all big supermarkets these days (although they are cheaper/better from the chinese ones if you can find them), the only one i have a problem with is rice wine. And with all the key things you need, you probably won't spend more than £10...and, apart from the ginger/garlic, they will last for months...

Mamboboysure knows his stuff.
For advice, rice wine must be authentic Shaoxin Rice (variations of spelling).
Add to staples, Hoisin Sauce for colour and flavour, Yellow Bean Sauce. :thumbsup:
#30
Scissorhands;2378151
She's no pro - but she never claimed to be cooking authentic food. .

Ching is the Bill Grange rof Chinese food.
#31
lokbige2000;2378053
Hi does this book help you cook all the favourite western style chinese dishes like sweet and sour whatever hong kong style and egg fried rice and all the other dishes that usually have a number on a takeaway menu, if not can anyone suggest a book??

It depends what you mean by authentic
One of the most authentic is
Chinese Cookery Secrets by Deh Ta Hsiung - very authentic and old style cooking, includes, Singapore, Sichuan, Ban Bang, Char Siu, Kung Po and Special fried rice. Lacks pictures.
Simple Chinese Cooking - Kylie Kwong - authentic Cantonese style, home and restaurant food like Char Siu Bao, lemon chicken, hot and sour soup, soy sauce chicken, and 6 different fried rices! Big on flavour and big on pictures.
#32
The most authentic and authority on Chinese food is Yan Kit's Classic Chinese Cookbook. Also good Food of China by Nina Simonds but I do recommend Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking too. She uses authentic ingredients.
As with all cookbooks, it's about the taste so don't follow the receipe to the tee as it may differ according to the brand of say rice wine or hoisin. :thumbsup:
#33
Scissorhands
TYPICAL?!

Yeah because all us Italians are greasy is that what you're saying?

Jesus Christ this forum can be ignorant. :x


err hello how do u know if i am not italian or related ? :p
chill out man ... my OH wore italian and they lost in footie. i love rossi. giorgio is just one of those chefs who has oily hair (probably products) on his shows and he uses his hands a lot. go watch his show u'll know what i mean. he makes me laff. like jamie.

i have a very mixed background (too complicated to explain) and brought up on a lot of foods, yes i have been in HK and i do know the difference between different types of chinese cooking too. so whilst i am not an expert, i do have quite a lot of experience in enjoying my food. that doesnt make me a sous chef or whatever posh name u want to make me out to be. my mates and i just happen to enjoy our food and we like to enjoy it as authentic as possible, actually try food that is what it shd be, rather than a pretend fusion rubbish that people sell and people buy because they dont know any better eg wagamama. the books is a fab deal for people who like her cooking or her, and i have already repped the poster for the deal.

it's a free country u can say your opinion and get challenged and then re-assess whether you shd change your opinion. i stand by my opinion which is ... i would not go to her restaurant ...
#34
kippy
err hello how do u know if i am not italian or related ? :p


Because you wouldn't have made such an offensive generalisation.
#35
It is clear that Indian food is a lot more popular than Chinese food as the Anjum Anand book is clearly miles ahead.
#36
Don't forget, Ching's series to which this book is accompanies, starts on Monday at 8.30pm on BBC", the slot where Nigella used to occupy.

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