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A stingy fisherman always makes his three young helpers do all his work. One day he scolds the lazy boys for forgetting to provide lunch. Don't worry, they say. We can make stone soup. The boys dig a hole and fill it with water and flavored stones. They trick the fisherman into making bowls and chopsticks, and fetching salt and sesame oil. While he's busy, they stir in bird eggs, add wild vegetables, and slip fish into the soup. By the time the old man returns, they have a feast fit for a king. To this day, Egg Drop Stone Soup is a traditional dish in southeast China. A recipe is included."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780525474937
ISBN-10: 0525474935
Format: Hardback
(277mm x 233mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Dutton Books
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ying Chang Compestine

Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China. She is the author of cookbooks for adults and children s books that introduce Chinese culture and food, including "The Real Story of Stone Soup." She lives with her family in California."

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