"Swallowing Clouds is almost essential foreplay" --- James Barber, The Urban Peasant

three paperback editions






  • A delightful and rewarding book for anybody ..... For the even mildly curious, Swallowing Clouds is almost essential foreplay, not just to one but to a lifetime of good Chinese meals. --- James Barber, The Urban Peasant


  • One of the most interesting and unique books on Chinese food .... the author presents a new understanding and meaning behind this rich and complex cuisine --- Christian Science Monitor


  • The most delightful food book of the year. Swallowing Clouds is a happy blending of instruction and amusement in the language, culture, and cuisine of China. --- Minneapolis Star-Tribune


  • A truly delightful literary compendium of wit, wisdom, and how-to ... Zee provides the amateur linguist with enough clues to demystify the pictographs --- Newsday


  • In this lyrical work, theoretical physicist Zee steps outside his specialty to write about his true loves. --- Kirkus Review


  • A book to relish! Zee has created a wonderful hybrid form here. --- Booklist

 




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