You may know Chinese food; you may even love it. But The Last Chinese Chef will take you into a world of Chinese food you never even knew existed. Here is the hidden universe of one of the world's great cuisines. Its philosophy, its concepts, and its artistic ambitions are all illuminated in a story that's entertaining, emotionally satisfying, and erudite.
"Using Chinese culinary history, language and tantalizing descriptions of fine cuisine, Mones shows how food can both nourish the body and the soul. Her extensive research takes readers into the philosophy and artistic ambitions of Chinese cuisine - and leaves them hungry for recipes." -NPR (Liane Hanson, WEEKEND EDITION)
This unique event will be centered around an authentic Chinese banquet prepared by acclaimed Nanjing chef Nei Chia Ji of Jai Yun Restaurant.
"When Chinatown cooks crave mainland cuisine, they go to Jai Yun, where chef Chia Ji Nei runs a one-man show..."The San Francisco Chronicle - October 30, 2002
The Flying Pan Bistro 6:30 pm
680 Clay Street, San Francisco steps from the Chinatown parking garage.
Cost is $95 per person & includes dinner and a signed copy of The Last Chinese Chef.
To reserve, call the Book Passage events office at 415-927-0960 x239 or click on: http://www.bookpassage.com/event_detailed.php?id=875