Fat Rice is a Chicago restaurant inspired by the food of Macau, a place where many cuisines overlap. So it’s appropriate that this energetic cookbook’s visual style draws on graphic novels, vivid street photos from Macau itself, and color-saturated pictures of finished dishes. There’s nothing restrained here: spicy sweet-and-sour eggplant; salt-cod spread that salutes the Portguese influence on Macau; tacho, the Macanese boiled dinner that seems to combine the traditions of multiple continents. A jolt of exciting flavors.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.