The history, diversity, global influence, and straight-up deliciousness of Chinese cuisine is both irresistible and overwhelming. You're going to need a map. Or, better, a tasting menu. And this book is it. Beginning with the most iconic staple of Chinese cuisine, rice, and finishing with the ultimate party meal, hot pot, readers take a culinary tour of China that prepares them to dig deeper into the crazy cool world of Chinese food. Think of it as an appetizer. Read hungry.