Book of Jook: Chinese Medicinal Porridges is an introduction to the tradition of Chinese medicinal porridges, known as "Jook" in Cantonese.
Cooked in a crock-pot overnight and combining specific grains, vegetables, meats, eggs, or various Chinese herbs, there are medicinal porridges for every type of ailment. Included are hundreds of Chinese herbal porridge recipes for both prevention and remedial purposes.
This book can be used by both practitioners as well as patients.
Author: Bob Flaws
Editor: Honora L. Wolfe
If you are not familiar with Chinese terminology and healing concepts this is probably not the book for you. Otherwise, it has a lot of interesting ideas.
This book contains so much valuable foundational information about the Traditional Chinese Medicine eating philosophies, as well as lots of great recipes for congee. A must have for any student studying TCM, but also great for anyone enrolled in an acupuncture regimen and following the traditional eating principals!
Interesting information for your health needs. I like the rice porridge variables.
Excellent book of breakfast meals.
Frustrating. I was told to get this book from my doctor.... and I already want to throw this book. Not good for Someone who is beginning to learn nutrition ... my doctor is going to need to dumb this book down for me.