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I love cooking, I love good food, I love eating at Myers & Chang, and I’m a big fan of Joanne Chang, but I’m not excited about this cookbook. Why? The recipes are too complicated for a casual home cook. What gets me the most is seeing a recipe that I think is easy enough, then seeing that there’s a sauce or accompaniment that I don’t have key ingredients to make or is itself too complicated to make. Prime example is the Asian pizza. One of the “ingredients” is 1 cup Chili-Tomato Jam. Guess where you find that? Page 310. Surprise! Another full recipe that requires at least an hour and another lengthy list of ingredients. I flipped through and I think I flagged two or three recipes to try when I’m feeling adventurous and/or have loads of time. I’ve had this book for over a year and that time hasn’t come. I’m not giving up on the cookbook, but it’s definitely not one of the ones I keep within easy reach.