The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau Read 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.
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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...
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...
January 28, 2018
Interesting concept for a cook book, definitely original with the drawings and I liked the write up of the Macanese history. I was slightly disturbed at some of the photographic imagery (I may be sensitive but it caught me off guard), I guess I am not used to seeing images of birds being cooked w...
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.
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!
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...