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The Taste of Old Hong Kong: Recipes and memories from 30 years on the China coast

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by Fred Schneiter

Reminiscences and recipes of favourite international and regional dishes from households, fancy restaurants and back lanes which you can enjoy today in Hong Kong, that classy old gal who will forever reign as the Queen of Cuisine for all who knew her when she was the jewel of the British Empire.

Bestselling author Fred Schneiter shares a nostalgic romp back into that earlier era which has faded into treasured memories and photos. But we didn’t lose it all. The tantalizing cuisines and tempting cookpot scents of that earlier time remain. Many of them await you here.

If you’ve ever daydreamed about what it might be like to drop back into an earlier, less hurried time in an exotic corner of the world, this is how we found the food, the friends and the fun in old Hong Kong.

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Reminiscences and recipes of favourite international and regional dishes from households, fancy restaurants and back lanes which you can enjoy today in Hong Kong, that classy old gal who will forever reign as the Queen of Cuisine for all who knew her when she was the jewel of the British Empire.

Bestselling author Fred Schneiter shares a nostalgic romp back into that earlier era which has faded into treasured memories and photos. But we didn’t lose it all. The tantalizing cuisines and tempting cookpot scents of that earlier time remain. Many of them await you here.

If you’ve ever daydreamed about what it might be like to drop back into an earlier, less hurried time in an exotic corner of the world, this is how we found the food, the friends and the fun in old Hong Kong.

“Spirit of place meets spirits and plaice, and squid and cold melon soup and a great deal more – if you are looking for a book that captures the tastes and smells of the East, this is it. A truly lovely book.” – Jonathan Chamberlain, author of King Hui: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

“Schneiter delightfully puts food exactly where it should be: on the table, to be shared, as a way of meeting and connecting with people. But his chatty recipes also show how there can be joy in the cooking, not only in the eating.” – Annabel Jackson, author of The Yunnan Cookbook

Additional information

Dimensions 216 x 216 mm
Pages

276

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

colour photographs

About the author

The Taste of Old Hong Kong is Fred Schneiter’s second book after Getting Along With The Chinese For Fun And Profit which was on the bestseller list in Hong Kong for a year.

Fred starting writing in his late teens as a Pendleton East Oregonian reporter, and went on to a University of Oregon Journalism degree while working as a University News Bureau reporter.

He worked for three more major West Coast newspapers before Korean War service in Troop Information and Education, editing an Army paper during the Occupation of Germany while freelancing a column in the U.S. on the lighter side of army life. He’s won national awards in communication and management, lectured at Stanford, the University of Santa Clara and was a member of a small group of China Hands invited to testify on US-China trade on Capitol Hill shortly after China’s opening to the West.

Whetting an early appetite for adventure by riding freight trains across America from San Francisco during high school vacations, he’s lived, worked and chased horizons overseas more than 30 years, covering more than 40 countries in the process. And every province of China. He was in Tiananmen Square the day the tanks moved in, lived in Hong Kong during its final years as a British Crown Colony, and witnessed first-hand Modern China’s monumental rise after opening to the West.

Two decades into pseudo-retirement, the Schneiters live in the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, where he endorses the Ogden Nash view that Progress has gone too far.