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Cook the Book: 'Beyond the Great Wall'

After traveling throughout Asia for more than 25 years, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid created something more than just a simple cookbook with Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China. Although this is the first instance in which the six-time authors have focused on a single country, the book is an homage to the various rural regions of China and their respectively distinct culinary traditions. Acting as cooks, writers, and photographers, Alford and Duguid traveled through Tibet, where they first met; the steppelands of Inner Mongolia; and a host of other remote areas, documenting food traditions and snapshots of daily life. With hundreds of beautiful photographs and vivid stories of their journey accompanying the recipes, the... More

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