Cooking South of the Clouds—Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province
By Georgia Freedman
Photographs by Josh Wand
Release date: September 25, 2018
China’s Yunnan Province is the most geographically, biologically, and ethnically diverse region in China. Stretching from the Himalayan plateau to the subtropics, the province is home to thousands of species of plants and animals as well as twenty-four of China’s minority groups. As a result, Yunnan is one of the most culinary interesting and delicious places on earth, with a wide variety of cuisines and flavors all packed into one small province.
Cooking South of the Clouds—Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province (Kyle Books; September 2018) by Georgia Freedman offers a tour of Yunnan’s many foods, from the famed Crossing the Bridge Noodles to dishes like spiced chicken grilled in banana leaves, which will introduce cooks to a side of Chinese cooking still relatively unknown outside of the country itself.
Advance Praise for Cooking South of the Clouds
Georgia Freedman unveils China’s best-kept culinary secret, giving us a rare glimpse into the cooking of Yunnan province. More than a cookbook, it’s an intimate journey through culinary traditions almost unknown in the West. Josh Wand’s photos of the region’s countryside, villages, markets, and dishes paint a stunning portrait of Yunnanese cuisine and life. Cooking South of the Clouds deserves a place of honor in every collection of Chinese cookbooks.
— Grace Young, James Beard Award-winning author of Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge