215x290 128 страниц. 1976 год. Octopus Books Limited Chinese food is becoming increasingly popular in the West as the existence of numerous Chinese restaurants testifies. But most people still hesitate to cook it at home in the belief that there is a mystery about Chinese cooking which the Western mind cannot fathom. In reality, it is remarkably simple, economic and practical. As there are no rigid rules or precise quantities, there is also plenty of scope for imagination and inventiveness. Far from being a chore, Chinese cooking is a creative activity and the blending of colours, tastes and textures can give a great deal of aesthetic satisfaction as well as satisfying the appetite.