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Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods - Autographed

Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods (Pre-Order)
$24.99

Autographed for you by Grace Lin! Please leave any personalization requests in box below.

The perfect gift book for Lunar New Year for anyone who loves good food--and an even better story!

Newbery and Caldecott honoree and New York Times bestselling author Grace Lin delivers a groundbreaking, lushly illustrated, and beautifully written full-color book that explores the whimsical myths and stories behind your favorite American Chinese food.

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New York Times bestseller!
An ALA Notable Book

A BookPage Best Book of the Year!
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2023!

From fried dumplings to fortune cookies, here are the tales behind your favorite foods.

Do you know the stories behind delectable dishes--like the fun connection between scallion pancakes and pizza? Or how dumplings cured a village's frostbitten ears? Or how wonton soup tells about the creation of the world?

Separated into courses like a Chinese menu, these tales--based in real history and folklore--are filled with squabbling dragons, magical fruits, and hungry monks. This book will bring you to far-off times and marvelous places, all while making your mouth water. And, along the way, you might just discover a deeper understanding of the resilience and triumph behind this food, and what makes it undeniably American.

Award-winning and bestselling author Grace Lin provides a visual and storytelling feast as she gives insight on the history, legends, and myths behind your favorite American Chinese dishes. Chinese Menu makes the perfect gift book for anyone who loves good food--and an even better story.

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9780316486002
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