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The Chinese Party Cookbook, 1973

Updated: May 23, 2022

The Chinese Party Cookbook: 42 Recipes and Tips in Full Color, by Constance D. Chang

Let's get this party started! Ms. Chang shows you how it's done, in, as she says, "one of the most authentic cookbooks ever published." Terrific photos too.

Behold the festive cover.

What did the cup of tea say to the other cup of tea during their conversation? You talk for oolong.


Now that's art.

I'm ready to try this.

A-tisket, a-tasket, I got a watermelon basket.

This Laughing Ball recipe pre-dates Pac-Man by 7 years. Perhaps they got the idea from Ms. Chang?

I really want to learn how to play.

Tomato Juice recipe as mentioned in Mahjong Luncheon above.

"Living here is very much like chop suey." —Oscar Hammerstein II

I'm a pushover for heart-shaped shrimp dishes. Now with MSG!

A seriously festive assortment.

Was that a car I just heard pull in the driveway? Time to jump to! Lemon Chicken recipe follows.

One of my top ten favorite Chinese dishes.

Continued, as mentioned, from Valentine Party above. And more about our hero, Ms. Chang.

One of the most authentic cookbooks ever published!

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