Kylie has opened our eyes to the simplicity and rich flavours of home-cooked Chinese food. Accompanying her hit tv series Heart and Soul, the simple family dishes such as fried rice and sweet corn and crab meat soup are made accessible through Heart and Soul. There are also more sophisticated ideas for family feasts with delicious recipes for celebrations such as king prawn toasts and a steamboat feast.
Kylie is careful to limit the number of ingredients required to create these dishes at home. Although there are a few key ingredients to purchase before you begin, these same ingredients are repeated throughout the book. Take it from us, you will not stop at cooking just one of her dishes!
These traditional Chinese recipes are complemented by some exquisite European and North African dishes. Kylie Italian mushroom ragu was inspired by her time spent with Franca and Stefano Manfredi. It is a brilliant and versatile recipe that is fantastic as an accompaniment to meat but also delicious tossed through a bowl of pasta or served on a piece of toast.
Kylie gentle writing style and family memories are intertwined with recipes and exquisite photos to create a book that is as enjoyable to cook from as it is to leaf through curled up on the couch.
Title: Heart and Soul
Author: Kylie Kwong
Paperback , 208 pages
Published 25 September 2006