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Lion's Head, Four Happiness: A Little Sister's Story of Growing up in China

Lion's Head, Four Happiness: A Little Sister's Story of Growing up in China (Paperback)

By Martell, Xiaomei

Xiaomei Martell was born on the borders of the Mongolian steppes just two years before Mao launched the Cultural Revolution that was to change China forever. The youngest of four daughters - her name translates as 'Little Sister' - her family had few material goods and, following... the untimely death of her father, none of the vital connections needed to safeguard their futures, yet despite this her family and neighbors raised her with a thirst for knowledge and a love of food, ranging from the 'lion's head' meatballs her Uncle Deng cooked to Four Happiness soup, by way of hundred-year-old eggs and the 'phoenix feet' that apparently cured wrinkles.Full of quirky facts - did you know that the Chinese say 'aubergine' when their photo is taken - and fascinating episodes like the 'Small New Year', a prelude to the official New Year where houses are spring cleaned and offerings are made to the Heavenly God of Cooking, this is a unique and engaging account of a culture and cuisine that is a world away from the China we know today.
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ISBN 9780099532095
Released NZ 1 Jun 2009
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099532095
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 1 Jun 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Martell, Xiaomei
Category Biography & Autobiography
Cultural Studies
Cookery / Food & Drink Etc
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 951.056092
Weight 160g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade