Blue Bamboo Cookbooks
Blue Bamboo is home to Independent Publisher’s Best cookbook award for 2009, Hip Asian Comfort Food, and the newly released Let’s Eat.
Hip Asian Comfort Food is a compilation of recipes and photographs based on an award-winning restaurant, Blue Bamboo in Jacksonville, Florida. This masterpiece is locally written, photographed, printed, and bound. The Author is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, and comes from a legacy of successful restauranteurs in his hometown, Jacksonville. Personal stories and experiences are included on every recipe. The foreword is by Ming Tsai, of the Food Network’s Emmy Award Winning East Meets West, and Ming’s Quest. The Book also has an endorsement by Hall of Famer and NBA Champion David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs. This book features easy to follow recipes, is beautifully photographed, and every page is printed in full color, making this a great resource book and coffee table book as well. In Blue Bamboo’s monthly cooking classes, 25-60 people have created a strong local following to the cuisine and recipes which are included in this book, as well as thousands of diners in the restaurant each week. This cookbook contains nothing fussy, just Hip Asian Comfort Food from a unique eatery where you are served specialties such as home-made Flax Seed Crackers with Edamame Spread, or Fried Dragon Whiskers. Readers will find the best Blue Bamboo specials and mouth-watering creations, such as Sichuan Eggplant and Blueberry BBQ Pork Tenderloin. Try any Happy Ending to your meal with a celebration of the perfect Mandarin Orange Cake, Chewy Caramel Brownie, and other delicious treats for any occasion. Fabulous photos of each dish make this cookbook gorgeous to look at and it also has practical recipes that actually turn out well when you try them yourself. Hip Asian Comfort Food provides a variety of culinary creations, house favorites and crowd pleasers with every page you turn.
Have you ever enjoyed a fine dining experience and thought: If only I could make food like that for my next gathering? You can do just that by following simple recipes and instructions from award- winning Chef, Dennis Chan, in Let’s Eat! Recipes for Gatherings from his popular restaurant Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro in Jacksonville, Florida.
Enjoy Chef Chan’s recipes for casual and intimate dinners, social gatherings, special events, and afternoon cocktails before dinner. No matter what occasion or special event you’re planning, these recipes will create memories as your guests experience the flavor and flare of each item. Delightful desserts are included that will take your meals over the top.
If food is your passion, and you enjoy entertaining, Let’s Eat! Blue Bamboo Recipes for Gatherings is a perfect cookbook for your kitchen collection. As Chef Dennis Chan will tell you, “There’s no greater joy than celebrating life around the dinner table.” Cooking with Cantonese style recipes will satisfy the foodie in you as well as your family and friends.
Dennis Chan is a multi-National award winner: General Mills Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest in 2018 for his signature Sunshine State Orange Crunch Cake and the Small business Administration Florida Businessperson of the Year in 2022.