This is the perfect book to read while in bed with the flu, thanks Oyce!

Jen Lin-Liu is a Chinese-American food writer who moves to Beijing and goes to cooking school. Her appetite whetted by that, she proceeds to work first in a noodle stand and then in a gourmet restaurant in Shanghai.

Lin-Liu recounts the stories of the Cultural Revolution that she hears from her cooking mentors, looks into the background and myths surrounding MSG and the nature of Shanghainese cooking, and gets "noodle elbow" from sawing at a block of dough all day. It's informative, mouthwatering, and includes recipes - some of which sound easy enough for me to try.

Get it from Amazon: Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China
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