The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau by Abraham Conlon

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Read The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau Online Free - With 100 recipes, this is the first book to explore the vibrant food culture of Macau--an east-meets-west melting pot of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodways--as seen through the lens of the cult favorite Chicago restaurant, Fat Rice.

Located just an hour away from Hong Kong on the banks of the Pearl River in China, Macau is one of the wealthiest cities in the world--the so-called "Las Vegas of the East," and the only place in China where gambling is legal. However, Macau's modern-day glitz belies its rich, centuries-old history as one of the greatest trading ports in the world. Ruled by Portugal from the 1600s until 1999, Macau was a crossroads along the spice route, and a place where travelers from Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and mainland China traded resources, culture, and food--making Macanese cuisine one of the most eclectic and deliciously unique food traditions in the world.
   Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo are the chefs and owners of the wildly popular and critically-lauded Chicago restaurant Fat Rice, where they serve their own unique take on the food of Macau. The Adventures of Fat Rice is a fun and whimsical tear through modern-day Macau--and the minds of two wildly creative chefs. Dishes like Hong Kong French Toast (Macau's version of dim sum), Po Kok Gai (a Portuguese chicken curry), and the titular Arroz Gordo (if Spanish paella and Chinese fried rice had a baby) are enticingly exotic yet accessible and even playful. Featuring a mish-mash of classic and interpretative dishes, plus comic book-style illustrations and edgy location photography, The Adventures of Fat Rice will be the first book to bring the eclectic, richly satisfying, and previously unheralded food of Macau to the mainstream.


From the Hardcover edition.



Title : The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau
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ISBN : 1607748967
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Lili rated it ★★★★★

October 18, 2016

I received this book as an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exhange for an honest review. This is my third restaurant cookbook in under thirty days. One of these did more promotion of the restaurant itself than education in the style of cuisine, which I found very frustrating. Since I know no...


Ran rated it ★★★★☆

October 31, 2016

I'm equally intrigued and terrified by this beautiful, kitschy cookbook complete with cartoon illustrations. This Macanese inspired Chicago-based restaurant combines East and West (Macanese-Portuguese) cooking into a multitude of recipes ... lots of which will probably burn my poor tongue with sp...


Peggy rated it ★★★☆☆

May 06, 2017

Loved the pickles and other condiments. Most recipes were pretty meat-heavy for me and way too involved for a single person to make for just themselves. Loved the historical and cultural reference. Hated how small the type face was.


Pixie rated it ★★★★★

February 24, 2017

Great stories, great art, great recipes to read even if you don't think you will want to make anything that elaborate. Love!


Alain rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2016

A proud owner of this newly released and captivating book! Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo, authors of The Adventures of Fat Rice, created a cookbook that looks like no other. With it in hand, I began to uncovered the roots and explore the vibrant food culture of Macau—an East-Meets-West melting p...


Lara rated it ★★★★☆

September 30, 2016

I love international foods but know little about Macau. So, I was excited when I was able to receive an electronic version of this cookbook through NetGalley. The book is by the owners of a Macanese restaurant in Chicago that I had not known when I lived there. The book provides some history of t...


Tammy rated it ★★★☆☆

July 05, 2016

Macanese Cooking as interpreted by Fat Rice restaurant Introduction: Interesting stories about both the restaurant's history and the history and culture of the food. Photos: Stunning photos of recipes and of Macau. Fantastic comic-style illustrations of how to shape/fold/cook certain recipes. Equipm...


Leyla rated it ★★★★★

September 16, 2016

This book is very good, first of all it does explain some of the influences that made this book what it is - a very different cookbook. I like the introductions "How to cook Vegetables" and the photos of how things are cut. The book is divided into sections from Pickles/preserves, dumplings, rice...


Kristine rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2016

The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau by Adrienne Lo, Abraham Conlon, and Hugh Amano, et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early October, not even three days before going on a road trip to Chicago. So, now, I need to adjust some pre-existing...


Kyrie rated it ★★★☆☆

December 13, 2016

I picked this one up off the display shelf at the library, because I thought it was some sort of new manga. Turns out it's a cookbook. The bits about how they came about as a restaurant and some of the cooking techniques were pretty cool. The artwork was interesting. I would have liked captions w...





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