Just Add Rice – Sto­ries and Recipes by a Tai­wanese South African by Ming-Cheau Lin (Quiv­ertree Publi­ca­tions, R375)

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A beau­ti­ful trib­ute to her East Asian her­itage, Ming-Cheau has taken the tra­di­tional cui­sine of her peo­ple to new heights. Hard to be­lieve this is her first printed pub­li­ca­tion – Ming-Cheau has a food blog, But­terfin­gers.co.za, which she started in 2010 – Just Add Rice is the ul­ti­mate col­lec­tion of Tai­wanese food and drink. Ev­ery recipe is ac­com­pa­nied by a snip­pet that tells of its in­spi­ra­tion and sig­nif­i­cance to the au­thor; add to that the Tai­wanese trans­la­tion for each dish’s name and clas­si­cally styled im­agery, and you get a glimpse of what MingCheau knew home-cook­ing to be dur­ing her early child­hood years.

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