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Soothe your soul and boost your immunity with these easy and delicious soup recipes that incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine. Combining the trends of culinary medicine and seasonal eating and adding a dash of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Healing Herbal Soups is the first book of its kind to focus on boosting immunity and weathering the seasons, by a mother-daug Soothe your soul and boost your immunity with these easy and delicious soup recipes that incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine. Combining the trends of culinary medicine and seasonal eating and adding a dash of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Healing Herbal Soups is the first book of its kind to focus on boosting immunity and weathering the seasons, by a mother-daughter, Chinese-American duo. Rose and Genevieve have been making Chinese herbal soups in their kitchens all their lives. They made broths to help their bodies adapt to the seasons, and now, for the first time, they’re translating these traditional recipes—all of which have been vetted by Dr. Shiu Hon Chui, a preeminent TCM doctor, researcher, and professor—into English. Healing Herbal Soups provides a complete herbal encyclopedia and more than fifty tasty recipes—with full-color photographs—that mix herbs with meat and vegetables to create healing broths. These easy-to-follow recipes are here for you whenever you feel unwell, or if you’re just looking to add healthy soups to your weekly meal rotation. Armed with an introduction to TCM and special sections on tea, ginger, and ginseng, as well, at last, you can feel less dependent on Western concoctions of drugs and chemicals, and start using traditional Chinese herbs right in the comfort of your own home.


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Soothe your soul and boost your immunity with these easy and delicious soup recipes that incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine. Combining the trends of culinary medicine and seasonal eating and adding a dash of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Healing Herbal Soups is the first book of its kind to focus on boosting immunity and weathering the seasons, by a mother-daug Soothe your soul and boost your immunity with these easy and delicious soup recipes that incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine. Combining the trends of culinary medicine and seasonal eating and adding a dash of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Healing Herbal Soups is the first book of its kind to focus on boosting immunity and weathering the seasons, by a mother-daughter, Chinese-American duo. Rose and Genevieve have been making Chinese herbal soups in their kitchens all their lives. They made broths to help their bodies adapt to the seasons, and now, for the first time, they’re translating these traditional recipes—all of which have been vetted by Dr. Shiu Hon Chui, a preeminent TCM doctor, researcher, and professor—into English. Healing Herbal Soups provides a complete herbal encyclopedia and more than fifty tasty recipes—with full-color photographs—that mix herbs with meat and vegetables to create healing broths. These easy-to-follow recipes are here for you whenever you feel unwell, or if you’re just looking to add healthy soups to your weekly meal rotation. Armed with an introduction to TCM and special sections on tea, ginger, and ginseng, as well, at last, you can feel less dependent on Western concoctions of drugs and chemicals, and start using traditional Chinese herbs right in the comfort of your own home.

30 review for Healing Herbal Soups: Boost Your Immunity and Weather the Seasons with Traditional Chinese Recipes: A Cookbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie DeMoss

    Interesting book on healing Chinese soups. It is not really a typical soup cookbook, and not what I expected. If you are interested in Chinese medicine, this book is for you. I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley. My review is voluntary.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bee

    I love TCM and find it fascinating, so I was excited to preview this book. There’s a nice overview of TCM, as well as the author’s personal experiences using Chinese medicine to overcome chronic health issues. That being said, I find this book rather daunting. The ingredients would be very difficult to source for quite a lot of people (myself included) and it would take a combination of commitment and energy to follow the stringent seasonal guidelines and do the prep work. I could see this being I love TCM and find it fascinating, so I was excited to preview this book. There’s a nice overview of TCM, as well as the author’s personal experiences using Chinese medicine to overcome chronic health issues. That being said, I find this book rather daunting. The ingredients would be very difficult to source for quite a lot of people (myself included) and it would take a combination of commitment and energy to follow the stringent seasonal guidelines and do the prep work. I could see this being a good resource for someone dedicated to using TCM to tackle their health concerns, but not a casual cook or someone with limited time and energy. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joni Owens

    Not the easiest of cookbooks to follow. Ingredients that can only be found at specialty Asian markets or online (they do have a website that has links to purchase all you need for recipes and what cookware you need) The recipes do look good and helpful.

  4. 5 out of 5

    =^.^= Janet

    Date reviewed/posted: June 3, 2021 Publication date: September 21, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Plus it is hot as all heck and nothing is more appealing than sitting in front of a fan with a kindle.! I requested and rece Date reviewed/posted: June 3, 2021 Publication date: September 21, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Plus it is hot as all heck and nothing is more appealing than sitting in front of a fan with a kindle.! I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Soothe your soul and boost your immunity with these easy and delicious soup recipes that incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine. Combining the trends of culinary medicine and seasonal eating and adding a dash of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Healing Herbal Soups is the first book of its kind to focus on boosting immunity and weathering the seasons, by a mother-daughter, Chinese-American duo. Rose and Genevieve have been making Chinese herbal soups in their kitchens all their lives. They made broths to help their bodies adapt to the seasons, and now, for the first time, they’re translating these traditional recipes—all of which have been vetted by Dr. Shiu Hon Chui, a preeminent TCM doctor, researcher, and professor—into English. Healing Herbal Soups provides a complete herbal encyclopedia and more than fifty tasty recipes—with full-colour photographs—that mix herbs with meat and vegetables to create healing broths. These easy-to-follow recipes are here for you whenever you feel unwell, or if you’re just looking to add healthy soups to your weekly meal rotation. Armed with an introduction to TCM and special sections on tea, ginger, and ginseng, as well, at last, you can feel less dependent on Western concoctions of drugs and chemicals, and start using traditional Chinese herbs right in the comfort of your own home. TCM works .. just ask 1.2 billion Chinese people! I love the idea of being healed by soup - soup is such a comfort and we all know what they say about Jewish Penicillin/Chicken soup. The science behind TCM is well explained and should be understandable by readers of all levels and the recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. (double-bonus!!!) remember the scene in Crazy RIch Asians where Eleanor Young told the cooks to make Nick some herbal soup as he looked peaked? (he didn't ... he looked like a stone fox!) I especially love the book because it uses mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. I do draw the line at making my own cheese beyond a quickly-made mozzarella, and canning tomatoes but the more "ingredients" you use the better. My one nephew says that I never have any food in my house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense!) And the ingredients are not that hard to source unless you live in a very small town and for that, there is mail order. (or ask your local Chinese food place where they would get their herbs??) I will recommend this book to friends, family, patrons, book clubs, and people reading books in the park as we do … I have had some of my best conversations about books down by the Thames when it comes to food! As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣

  5. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Healing Herbal Soups is a collection of healing herbal soups by Rose Cheung and Genevieve Wong. Due out 21st Sept 2021 from Simon & Schuster on their Tiller Press imprint, it's 224 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. This collection is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is designed to heal and support better health and a healthy immune system through herb based broths and infusions. These are not intended for t Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Healing Herbal Soups is a collection of healing herbal soups by Rose Cheung and Genevieve Wong. Due out 21st Sept 2021 from Simon & Schuster on their Tiller Press imprint, it's 224 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. This collection is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is designed to heal and support better health and a healthy immune system through herb based broths and infusions. These are not intended for tasty eating purposes and most of them won't taste especially appetizing. The authors have not included annotations or links to research showing the efficacy of these medicinal soups, but given the long history of TCM and the increasing use in association with western medicine (even the WHO is now supporting TCM in clinics around the world, especially in underserved populations), many westerners are turning to TCM for help with health problems. There is, in addition to the recipes, much information given about qi (energy), acupoints, and meridians. The authors have, in conjunction with a TCM practitioner, translated these traditional recipes from Chinese and made them available to readers. The first part of the book explains the concepts and basic precepts of TCM along with the traditional view of pathogenesis and the origins of illness. They've included a primer on the ingredients used in the book and some suggestions on how to source them. The second section of the book contains the recipes, grouped by season: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter as well as a section devoted specifically to immune boosting soups and drinks. Each of the recipes contain a description and background, uses, ingredients in a bullet list with weight measurements in ounces, and step-by-step preparation instructions. Ingredients are listed with English and Chinese names. Tips are listed in a footer bar at the end of the recipe. Most of the recipes are to be strained; those recipes where the solid ingredients can be eaten are specified. Many of the recipe ingredients will require a large specialist grocery or Asian herbalist supplier. There are quite a lot of interesting recipes and I intend to give them a fair try. There is little photography included in the book and the internal photographs are black and white (in the advance copy I received for review) with a retro-traditional vibe. Four stars. Interesting concepts and well written recipes. This would be a good choice for library acquisition, alternative medicine adherents, and readers who wish to support and expand on more mainstream western science. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amie

    Healing Herbal Soups is an integrative holistic health cookbook with a lot of information about traditional Chinese medicine. The premise is that the soups will balance the yin/yang/chi energy within your body with emphasis on warming and cooling foods. The recipes are complex as they require ingredients that may not be accessible if you don't have a well stocked Asian grocer or apothecary nearby. There is an effect of whole living in harmony with nature's cycles throughout the book. I recommend Healing Herbal Soups is an integrative holistic health cookbook with a lot of information about traditional Chinese medicine. The premise is that the soups will balance the yin/yang/chi energy within your body with emphasis on warming and cooling foods. The recipes are complex as they require ingredients that may not be accessible if you don't have a well stocked Asian grocer or apothecary nearby. There is an effect of whole living in harmony with nature's cycles throughout the book. I recommend this book for people who are practitioners or patients of traditional medicine, homeopathy, and those looking to integrate more balanced chi into their lives, but recommend consulting with a pharmacist if you take any daily western medicine pharmaceuticals to avoid contraindications from some of the herbal ingredients. Gifted copy courtesy of the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    I like the history/background given about TCM, as I am interested in some aspects of it. I don't think that ingredients will be easy for me to find, living in the middle of the Midwest, although I do appreciate that they included where to find these things online. It does appear that there is a great amount of commitment to following the seasons with the soups, and I am not sure that I could even get my family to eat them. I appreciate the information given, and liked the layout of the book. Than I like the history/background given about TCM, as I am interested in some aspects of it. I don't think that ingredients will be easy for me to find, living in the middle of the Midwest, although I do appreciate that they included where to find these things online. It does appear that there is a great amount of commitment to following the seasons with the soups, and I am not sure that I could even get my family to eat them. I appreciate the information given, and liked the layout of the book. Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lovely Loveday

    Healing Herbal Soups: Boost Your Immunity and Weather the Seasons with Traditional Chinese Recipes by Rose Cheung and Genevieve Wong is an inspiring and informative read that you are sure to read again and again. Soothe your soul and boost your immunity with these easy and delicious soup recipes that incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mrs C

    The ingredients are hard to come by but the payoff for these recipes is high. This is not some Westernized soup book. Be prepared to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, there aren't a lot of shortcuts. The authors look youthful and healthy. Good stuff for you usually don't taste like a yummy fast food meal, but I'm sure you can modify it a bit (more garlic? more onion?). The ingredients are hard to come by but the payoff for these recipes is high. This is not some Westernized soup book. Be prepared to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, there aren't a lot of shortcuts. The authors look youthful and healthy. Good stuff for you usually don't taste like a yummy fast food meal, but I'm sure you can modify it a bit (more garlic? more onion?).

  10. 5 out of 5

    Polly Krize

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Offering traditional Chinese recipes tailored to the seasons, this is an invaluable collection of healing soups to get us through the depths of winter and stay healthy.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    Lots of recipes but not for my picky pallette

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fiona

    This is like the Californication of TCM pretending to be a soup cookbook. It will satisfy neither those in search of proper Chinese remedies nor those looking for new soup recipes.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Karsh

    Starts the the basics boiling 101, there is a a lot of fruit in the soups and I can’t say I have ever tried any of the soups in this book before.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Saygoodnight

  15. 5 out of 5

    Erika Cardinale

  16. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Brown

  18. 5 out of 5

    Judy

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Ramos

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

  21. 5 out of 5

    June

  22. 5 out of 5

    Genevieve Wong

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nina Hodgson

  24. 4 out of 5

    Leah Broholm

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Widdowson

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sue aka Pooh Bear

  27. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

  28. 5 out of 5

    SamYu li

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jme

  30. 5 out of 5

    Erin

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