The Art of Chinese Cooking
The Benedictine Sisters of Peking

(Click to see the full image.
(The animals are really cute!)

And click here to read Sister Francetta's brief foreword that
tells the adventurous story of how the book came to be written.

I came across this delightful little book some years ago and thought that I would share a bit of it with friends. Copies of it are available from time to time from used book dealers.

the title page
the verso

I think the illustrations are charming. Each of the recipes in the sections represented below has a different version of the image running around the border of the page.

I hope I'm not infringing on any copyright by sharing this much of the book on the Web,
but it is out-of-print and not easily purchased. If I have inadvertently infringed on
anyone's rights to this material, please contact me at