The First Emperor's Cook Book - Chinese Cooking

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This beautiful little book on ancient Chinese Cooking is full of delicious dishes that may have graced the Imperial tables of Chinaís past emperors. The First Emperorís Cook Book is part of a new concept of popular cook books based on accurate historical evidence. Jackie Ridley has brought together a series of mouth-watering ancient Chinese dishes dating back to the First Emperor of China, Qing Shihuangdi, symbolised for us today by his amazing terracotta warriors at his ancient capital at Xiían in China.

Specially adapted for todayís western kitchens, the recipes are easy to cook, delicious and fun to eat. Each dish is good on its own but can form part of an exciting ancient Chinese meal fit for the First Emperor himself, symbolised for us today by his amazing terracotta warriors at his ancient capital at Xiían, China.

The First Emperorís Cook Book is a study of ancient Chinese food, especially Imperial cuisine, from the earliest times until the Qing dynasty. It is packed with facts, combining the authorís knowledge of ancient civilizations with her passion for good food.