This is a unique collection of Asian and Chinese recipes that you cannot, for the most part, order in a restaurant today. They are inspired family recipes that offer tasty and fresh options for daily and weeknight meals as well as for parties and entertaining. They are simple and easy to prepare. The recipes were collected from restaurants around the world nearly fifty years ago. It is a great selection of main dishes of seafood, duck, beef, chicken, fish, and pork, as well as appetizers, soups, noodles, vegetables, rice, salads, sauces, miscellaneous treats, and desserts. All are unique and mouthwatering. You will learn what types of basic tools to have, such as a Chinese knife, and how to use them; what type of wok and bamboo steamer to purchase; the art of cooking great rice; how to marinate meats, poultry, and seafood; and most of all, how to organize your ingredients before you start to prepare a delicious meal. There are no hard-and-fast rules to Asian cooking. Stay with the foods you like and the ones that are in season. The quick-cooking method of Asian cooking preserves the flavor, texture, and nutritional value of food better than any other method. It is truly a time-saver but could also be a lifesaver. I hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as my family and I have through the years. Your friends will be inspired by these meals and want you to prepare them repeatedly.