Recipes from the Garden of Contentment contains recipes for classical Chinese dishes like roast suckling pig. Photo: SCMP
Recipes from the Garden of Contentment contains recipes for classical Chinese dishes like roast suckling pig. Photo: SCMP

Recipes from the Garden of Contentment – a gastronomic guide from 1792

  • The bilingual work, in Chinese and English, was a labour of love for Chinese-Canadian translator, Sean J.S. Chen
  • Although not a chef nor a classic Chinese scholar, the scientist located the original 18th century text to ensure accuracy

Recipes from the Garden of Contentment contains recipes for classical Chinese dishes like roast suckling pig. Photo: SCMP
Recipes from the Garden of Contentment contains recipes for classical Chinese dishes like roast suckling pig. Photo: SCMP
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