THE KEY TO CHINESE COOKING by Irene Kuo, author, teacher and previous owner of two NYC Chinese restaurants, The Lichee Tree and The Ginko Tree.
I love Pan-Asian cuisine. No cookbook has taught me more about the art of Chinese cooking than this book. There is a full range of hundreds of Chinese recipes from Cantonese to Szechuan. This cookbook takes you through the utensils, how to chop, even how to hold chopsticks with beautiful black ink drawings and Chinese calligraphy throughout. It has a large appendix listing and describing Chinese ingredients and how they are used in cooking. This is real Chinese cooking at its finest!