Five Elements in the Kitchen
About this Book
In this one-of-a-kind cookbook, Angelika-Marie Findgott has scrupulously collected more than 40 recipes from her brilliant friends—all of them specialists in Chinese medicine.
For many years, they have cooked together or for each other; met in restaurants in New York, Beijing, or Rothenburg ob der Tauber; talked up culinary specialties from their home countries; debated about what cooking and sharing a meal has to do with yang sheng (nourishing life); and exchanged recipes.
Now these movers and shakers in Chinese medicine not only let you glimpse into their kitchens but also tell you why they chose their personal recipe for this cookbook and inform you about the particular “energetics” of its ingredients.
From vital breakfasts of oatmeal and millet, hearty soups and stews, vibrant vegetable and vegan dishes to ingenious salads and innovative pasta, fish, poultry, and meat dishes—redolent with fresh herbs and spices—and desserts of just the right sweetness, you will find recipes for every meal, season, and taste. Rounding out the collection are recipes for deftly composed multicourse meals and creative outdoor cooking techniques.
Five Elements in the Kitchen is more than a cookbook of assorted and savory recipes. It is a kitchen companion you can turn to for inspiration, a source of personal stories and real-life food photographs, and a fun introduction to the workings of Chinese dietetics.
Meet the movers and shakers in Chinese medicine through a glimpse into their kitchens…