1962 · Rutland, VT & Tokyo
Lessons in Chinese cookery in Tokyo conducted by American nuns may seem a little farfetched, but there's a good reason for it . . . " These recipes are illustrated by M. Kuwata (the anthropomorphized asparagus spears for "Asparagus Peking Style" are particularly amusing), and each is given its title in English, transliterated Chinese, and Chinese characters. The dessert section notes that as Westerners tend not to enjoy traditional Chinese sweets, the authors have concocted treats that are compatible with Chinese meals, in one instance making use of a traditional Russian dessert. A number of pages offer short proverbs or sayings, at foot, in English and in Chinese characters.
This is an early printing, following the first of 1956. Publisher's spiral-bound wrappers; moderately dust-soiled, front wrapper creased. Pages with a few scattered spots, overall clean. An intriguing modern => culinary crossroad. (Inventory #: 36101)