Beholden to bold flavors and not strict authenticity, the editors of Lucky Peach present a compendium of recipes that hit the sweet spot between craveworthy and stupid simple and are destined to become favorites.
Chinese New Year falls on February 8th this year, and 2016 will be all about the Red Fire Monkey. Here's a great cookbook to get things cookin' for the Chinese lunar new year: Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes.
Best of all, in my opinion, is the entire chapter dedicated to dumplings. I can't wait to give Dollar Dumplings a try, dipped in homemade dipping sauce. And then Moo Shu pancakes (!!!!) and Moo Shu Vegetables --- mmmmm!!! Slow cooker Pho is just the right recipe for cold, January weeknights, as is Five Spice Chicken and Miso-glazed Eggplant.
Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes is available today at your local independent bookstore or online.