Novel Ways Of Entertaining

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byFlorence Hull Winterburn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... THE ORIENTAL WAY i. The Chinese Dinner CHINESE cooking has become very popular of recent years in America. The restaurants are no longer merely resorts of curious idlers intent upon studying types peculiar to Chinatown, for Chinese restaurants have pushed their way out of Chinatown, and are now found in all parts of the large cities of America. Their patronage to-day is of the' very best, and many of their dishes are justly famous. One of the most popular of the New York restaurants recently engaged a Chinese chef with the intention of serving Chinese dishes. There is no reason why these should not be cooked and served in any American home. It is true that the average Chinese cook becomes as inscrutable as the sphinx when asked by a "foreign devil" for a recipe; and even when, under exceptional circumstances, he is induced to part with one, he generally leaves out a vital ingredient, so that the American seldom really obtains the true Chinese dish. That is why many who have experimented with Chinese cooking at home complain it does not taste the same as the dishes served in the Chinese restaurants. The ingredients which go to make up the various Chinese dishes when not obtainable in the regular American stores can all be bought in the Chinese stores of the larger cities in America, particularly New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and Montreal. They can be ordered by mail, packed carefully and expressed by these Chinese stores to any part of the country. A Chinese dinner, properly served, proves a delightful and novel form of entertainment. It should be served, of course, in the purely Chinese fashion, which lends an added charm and mystery to the dishes themselves. The table or tables should be of teakwood or some black, polished wood. In summer, if...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... THE ORIENTAL WAY i. The Chinese Dinner CHINESE cooking has become very popular of recent years in America. The restaurants are...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217521770

ISBN - 13:9780217521772

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