Das Kochbuch / The Cookbook

Five Elements in the Kitchen
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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…

11 thoughts on “Das Kochbuch / The Cookbook

  1. Yes I am interested in this cookbook (Five Elements in the Kitchen)
    Is it all in English?
    Kind Regards

    1. Hi Phyllis,
      Sorry for the late reply. Your message somehow got lost…
      Yes, of course, the book is in English throughout. I hope you are still interested.
      Best wishes – Angelika

  2. Sounds exciting, we have a nice point of interest: I was in China/Xinjiang in 2018 and 2019 and enjoyed the food!

  3. See Angelika’s message to those who are not so familiar with cooking.

    In Chinese medicine, cooking and eating is very important and considered essential to life support. In ancient China, the medical system was rather directed at preventing disease instead of suppressing symptoms or bodily functions.
    I learned that Sun Si Miao’s works include recommendation for daily living, implying diet, exercise, and work. He suggested that dietary therapy should be applied first, prior to the use of herbs.
    Today, as we are going through these difficult times, we should remember to treat ourselves well, we should cook and eat healthy food, we should strengthen the body’s defenses, defense qi, lung qi, and kidney qi – especially when emotionally insecure or anxious.
    Cinnamon, ginger, chili, curry and all warming foods are good for you now. Aniseed, cardamom, coriander, parsley, rosemary. It’s easy to put some of it in your food every day.
    For those of you who are not used to cook every day, just let me know, and I can send you a simple and healthy recipe every day.

  4. I received my copy; thank you. A reader-friendly guide to eating well while keeping healthy through traditional Chinese medicine (now embraced among many people worldwide) via clear instructions, in a book with conspicuously high production standards (sturdy binding and attractively colorful page layout). Five stars!

  5. Wann gibt es das Kochbuch in Deutscher Sprache?

    1. Hallo Ingrid, so richtig ist derzeit nichts geplant, aber es gibt einige Anfragen… Um ehrlich zu sein: frühestens in einem Jahr.
      Beste Grüße – Angelika

  6. My son Sam, my neighbor Jeana and I were test cooks on this amazing cookbook. My favorite that we tested is Taiwanese Braised Pork (Lu Rou Fan) with Fried Shallots and Chinese Sautéed Spinach.
    My whole family loved it.
    Now that we have the book, Sam is planning the next recipe to cook.

  7. Gibt es das Buch auch in deutsch?
    Vielen Dank für Antwort.

    1. Hallo,

      nein, das Buch gibt es (bisher) nur auf Englisch.
      Beste Grüße
      Angelika Findgott

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