A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

By Xiaolu Guo

Language and love collide during this artistic novel of a tender chinese language woman's trip to the West and her makes an attempt to appreciate the language, and the fellow, she adores.Zhuang – or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners – has come to London to check English, yet reveals herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets an Englishman who adjustments every little thing, top her right into a global of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't continuously suggest just like in China, and so that you can examine all of the phrases within the English language and nonetheless now not comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with progressively enhancing grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension the entire extra poignant. With gleaming wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an totally unique novel approximately id and the cultural divide.

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Stir the yogurt mixture into the chicken curry to blend it into the sauce. Taste the sauce and add additional curry powder, if desired. Transfer the filling to the baking dish and let it cool for about 15 minutes while you roll the crust. Or, cover the filling with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to 1 day. 3. Steps Ahead: The potpie can be assembled and frozen before it is baked. Use a baking dish that can safely go from the refrigerator into a hot oven. To freeze it, wrap the potpie tightly in plastic wrap and heavy aluminum foil and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour, so that it is cold when it goes into the freezer.

Fold 3/4 inch of the edge of the crust under to form a smooth edge. Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the edge into a scalloped pattern or fluted edge around the edge of the dish, while pressing it firmly onto the rim. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the dough lightly with the egg wash. Cut four 2-inch-long slits in the top of the crust to release steam while the potpie bakes. 4. Prepare the topping: Bake for 30 minutes, then sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Continue baking for about 10 more minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned.

1/8 teaspoon salt 2. teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 9 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) cheese-filled egg tortellini 9 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) cheese-filled spinach tortellini Extremely Flaky Sour Cream Crust (page 22) 400ºF FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES 3/4 cup chicken broth (low sodium, if canned) POTPIE BAKING: cup lightly packed coarsely chopped fresh basil ABOUT 22 MINUTES 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 COOKING THE FILLING: 1 cup finely chopped onion (1 medium) 1. In a medium skillet, cook the pancetta pieces over medium heat until the edges brown, about 10 minutes.

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