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The last Chinese chef

by Nicole Mones

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Americans,
  • Cooking,
  • Food writers,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Maggie McElroy, an American food writer, is still mourning the death of her husband when she gets the shocking news that a paternity claim has been filed in China against his estate. Was it possible that he had fathered the now five-year-old girl while working in his law firm"s Beijing office? When she"s assigned to go to China to interview a half American, half Chinese chef, she decides to personally investigate the claim against her husband, with an unexpected outcome.

    Edition Notes

    StatementNicole Mones
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.O519 L37 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination278 p. ;
    Number of Pages278
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24747686M
    ISBN 100618619666
    ISBN 109780618619665
    LC Control Number2006030469
    OCLC/WorldCa71329947

    The Last Chinese Chef is my favourite book and the only book I have ever read twice, apart from Milan Kundera's Immortality. To be honest, I actually have a hard copy of this book but I downloaded it onto my Kindle because I always want to make sure I have access to it. I normally read thrillers/mysteries but a family member said I had to read it/5().   Nicole Mones’ The Last Chinese Chef is a delicious escape for foodies and romantics alike. Disclosure: If you click a link in this post and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. The Last Chinese Chef Synopsis:3/5.

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Because she has to go to China to investigate this paternity claim, her editor gives her an assignment to interview an Chinese American chef Sam Liang. The richness of the book comes with the excerpts from a book called The Last Chinese Chef at the beginning of each chapter, written in by the chef's grandfather/5().

At the beginning of each chapter is a paragraph taken from a book entitled The Last Chinese Chef, written by Sam's grandfather and translated by Sam and his father.

Mones has written that book, too, which is an explanation of the place of food in Chinese history and family life/5(). Because she has to go to China to investigate this paternity claim, her editor gives her an assignment to interview an Chinese American chef Sam Liang.

The richness of the book comes with the excerpts from a book called The Last Chinese The last Chinese chef book at the beginning of each chapter, written in by the chef's grandfather/5(). Nicole Mones is the prizewinning author of three previous novels, The Last Chinese Chef, Lost in Translation, and A Cup of Light, which are published in more than twenty-five countries/5(59).

For his memories of his father, the great chef Liang Wei, writer of the [fictional] eponymous book on Chinese cuisine, The Last Chinese Chef. It is also the story of others whose lives are intertwined with those of Maggie and Sam: Sam's three titular 'uncles', his father's old friends and fellow apprentices, now Sam's own mentors/5.

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The richness of the book comes with the excerpts from a book called The Last Chinese Chef at the beginning of each chapter, written in by the chef's grandfather. As Sam explains the concept of food in China, that it is more than sustenance but "should tease and provoke the mind", Maggie begins her own journey of healing/5().

At the beginning of each chapter is a paragraph taken from a book entitled The Last Chinese Chef, written by Sam's grandfather and translated by Sam and his father/5(). The chef, Sam Liang, comes from a long line of chefs -- his grandfather wrote a well-respected book on Chinese cooking, which he is attempting to translate into English.

Maggie agrees. Turns out the restaurant has hit a snag, but said chef is about to enter a cooking competition, sort of the Olympics of Chinese cuisine. Excerpt and Recipe: 'The Last Chinese Chef' May 5, • teaser here Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some find offensive.

The Last Chinese Chef 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. Sam’s grandsire Liang Wei wrote The Last Chinese Chef, the definitive treatise on cuisine based on centuries-old dining traditions at the Forbidden City, where the Liangs wielded woks.

Sam’s father Liang Yeh fled China for Ohio during the Cultural Revolution. The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones 1. “The right foods can ease the mind and heart” (p. 37). What is the relationship between food, body, and mind. What does the journey taken by Maggie teach us about loss, food, and healing.

How is Sam positioned in relation to Chinese food. How does he learn to. The Last Chinese Chef is a love story, but not between two people. It is a love story between the author and authentic gourmet Chinese cuisine.

Maggie a middle-aged widow and food writer, is shocked to find a paternity claim has been made against her late husband's estate/5. But this is a review of The Last Chinese Chef, by Nicole Mones, not a restaurant review. The book engendered good discussion, despite what I thought was flat writing and a predictable plot.

The first failing is ironic, given the main character's job as a magazine writer her several notebooks full Author: Slow Reader. The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Nicole Mones’s third novel, “The Last Chinese Chef,” features a story interrupted by excerpts from a culinary masterpiece titled “The Last Chinese Chef” (also written by Mones), and is.

The book within a book format–The Last Chinese Chef is a culinary tome written by Sam’s grandfather which Sam is translating–doesn’t work too well though. In fact, one wishes that the whole book was the other book, because it’s narrative seems so much more compelling than the predictable love affair Maggie has with Sam, which of.

Adored The Last Chinese Chef I love a novel in which I learn about an interesting subject wrapped in a compelling story. The Last Chinese Chef does all that quite well. I was fascinated to learn about the importance of food in the Chinese culture and how differently the Chinese view the experience of eating than do westerners.

"The Last Chinese Chef" by gourmet (see profile) 09/27/ This is a book about a family of chefs who cook amazing food. When a gourmet food editor goes to 4/5(4).

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I first heard about The Last Chinese Chef on The Splendid Table, when author Nicole Mones was interviewed by host Lynne Rosetto Kasper. I was intrigued by the discussion about "real" Chinese food, the Chinese food that we rarely see in this country, and about the emphasis on characteristics like texture for the sake of : Lisa Dinsmore.To her surprise she begins to be transformed by the cuisine, by Sam’s family -- a querulous but loving pack of cooks and diners -- and most of all by Sam himself.

The Last Chinese Chef is the exhilarating story of a woman regaining her soul in the most unexpected of places.