In this appetizing collection, Erway (The Art of Eating In), an acclaimed blogger at Not Eating Out in NY, takes readers on a cultural and culinary tour of Taiwan that will engage armchair travelers and foodies alike.
Erway's cookbook is among the very first to celebrate Taiwanese food and culture in English. It is written with deep affection, and the photographs capture the beauty of Taiwan and its tantalizing cooking. Erway's charming stories make this book as much a travelogue as an enticing introduction to this little known cuisine.
Taiwanese is one of the great neglected regional cuisines of China. Why? Because Taiwanese restaurateurs are more likely to open Cantonese, Shanghai, or Sichuan restaurants, and keep their own excellent dishes – like stinky tofu, oyster omelets, beef noodle soup, and meatball mochi – to themselves. In Cathy Erway’s new cookbook The Food of Taiwan, she explicates all these recipes and more, filling a great gap in our knowledge of Chinese cooking, inviting you to mount your own dinner party.
A fresh voice, a fascinating new culture (at least for most of us), and bullet proof recipes. Cathy Erway writes as well as she cooks, which is great.