International and delicious
Her book, Susanna Foo Fresh Inspiration is a delightful cookbook full of creative cuisine, passionate prose, and stunning photography.
There are several recipes that reflect basic Chinese dishes (although they often incorporate French techniques and fresh ingredients over canned). Wuxi-Style Braised Beef Short Ribs, Nanking Salt-Brined Duck, and Tung An Chicken are good examples.
You will also find a number of recipes that are clearly Western in nature. Most notable are the chapters on Salads and Desserts. There are also several recipes that show the international nature of Susanna's cooking such as Korean Pancakes, Braised Chicken with Thai Curry Sauce, Slow-Roasted Salmon and Israeli Couscous with Sake Ginger Brine.
Her restaurant, Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen (Radnor, PA) is currently spotlighting the "Chinese Firecracker Cocktail" for New Year's Eve, as well as the upcoming Chinese New Year (2/7/08).
Chinese Firecracker Cocktail
- 1.5 ounces of Leblon Cachaca (liquor made in Brazil from pure sugar cane)
- 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/4 ounce Pomegranate Nectar
Rim is laced in spicy pepper mix.
Served in a martini glass.
Mix up a batch of Chinese Firecrackers for your Chinese New Year's party!