- About Author
Welcome to Angela Chang's world of entertaining. Along with the magnificent color photographs in the book, Chang stuffs her pages with mouthwatering recipes, unique cooking tips in addition to intriguing food stories and warm memories. This bilingual cookbook is much more than recipes. It provides inspiration to those who are interested in entertaining guests in the Chinese style and in reaching out to friends from different cultures through the sharing of food. The book consists of six celebrations -- Fire Pot Party, Holiday Dinner Party, Chinese New Year Party, Dumpling Party, Summer Outdoor Feast, Hospitality Gourmet Food Box. Each party begins with an introduction discussing the special occasion and how it relates to entertaining in America. The last section, in which Chang describes how she entertains with her specialities outside of her home and still gets excellent results, is especially worth exploring. The book is written for three levels of readers: the native Chinese who want to find out how to entertain in America; the American-born Chinese who want to learn about their heritage; and the non-Chinese Americans who want to learn authentic Chinese cuisine and hospitality.