cookbook and a fascinating glimpse into Canadian history. Born a two-pound preemie in 1917, Dennis Wong may have begun his love of food after spending the first months of his life keeping warm in his mother`s cooking oven. Miraculously surviving his tenuous beginning, Dennis went on to pursue an ambitious culinary career, opening two Chinese-Canadian cafés in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to introduce countless adventurous Canadian diners to Chinese food. In Chow, Dennis`s daughter Janice Wong tells her father`s tale through heart-rending stories and traditional Chinese village recipes. A collection of more than 50 simple family fare dishes, Chow contains early photographs, immigration documents, 1940s restaurant menus, and handwritten recipes that trace the history of some of Canada`s first ethnic restaurants. Written with refreshing sincerity, Chow is both a terrific cookbook and a detailed record of an intriguing chapter in Canadian history. It includes recipes for: Dungeness Crab with Black Bean Sauce Steamed Chicken with Rice, Sausage and Mushrooms Asparagus, Mushrooms and Pork Chinese Barbecue Duck Peking Doilies Wong`s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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