From the Bologna Ragazzi Award Winner, Joyce Sun, comes this beautifully illustrated and heartwarming book about sweet rice!
Fermented rice (酒釀) is a little sweet and a little sour. It is made by boiling and fermenting glutinous rice, and is the base ingredient for many delicious traditional Chinese dishes.
Author and illustrator, Joyce Sun, remarked, "Growing up, eating together is an important part of my life. Back at a time when fast food and takeout were rare, the various smells wafting from the kitchen were my fondest memories as a child.
It is not uncommon for a homemade meal to take several days of advanced preparation. The appetizers in particular, are my mom's specialty: her sweet rice, her fermented veggies, and her turnip cakes.
Nowadays, with fast-paced lifestyles, and the convenience of eating out, there are fewer and fewer dinner parties at home."
This book is a masterfully illustrated tribute to traditional Chinese food and its preparation, and to the beautiful gatherings among families.
Hardcover | 40 pages | 21 x 27.5cm