Food Plants of China. Shiu-ying Hu.

Food Plants of China

Chinese University of HK 香港中文大学. 7.5 x 10.5", 843 pp, b/w illustrations and line drawings, bibliography, index, board, d.j., Hong Kong, 2005. (o.p.; sl wear to dj/bottom of spine, text near fine, ex David T. Roy Library with his signature on front end paper.). Item #44620
ISBN: 9789622018600

This illustrated encyclopedia of the edible plants of China describes the cultural aspects of Chinese food plants; the spread Chinese culinary culture to the outside world; how botanical information was acquired; how these foodstuffs are produced, preserved, and prepared; what lessons can be learned from Chinese practices; and the botanical identification of the plant kingdom for the esculents used in China as food and beverage.

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