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Lovely recipesNice poingnant story about growing up in beijing as a food loving music loving boy. @Book â Music, Food And Love: A memoir ⚠ Music, Food and Love conveys the vivid experiences of a boy with a passion for music and cooking who grew up in Beijing before and during the Chinese Cultural Revolution For him, music and food are equally important The youngest of six children, Guo Yue recalls his childhood at the heart of a close knit family of musicians living beside a Beijing alley He draws the reader into a world where music is everywhere even in the rhythmic chopping sounds of the kitchen We follow Yue as he explores Beijing, watching others and learning through imitation, until he finally leaves for the West This beautifully written and evocative memoir highlights how, despite poverty and repressed times, cooking family dishes was a life affirming experience, symbolising freedom of expression He shares with readers a few delicious traditional recipes which have been passed on in his family and among friends These are based on a few simple ingredients, a natural approach to taste, colour and texture, and an innate love of good food This memoir of growing up in 1960 s Communist China is structured around the author s experiences with food and music His family s musical talents allowed them some relief from the worst restrictions of the Cultural Revolution, yet his mother was sent to work in the country for two years for being too intellectual He provides sharp details of the kinds of foods available and the family s traditions for preparing and eating their meals.I found it interesting to learn the perspective of a person This memoir of growing up in 1960 s Communist China is structured around the author s experiences with food and music His family s musical talents allowed them some relief from the worst restrictions of the Cultural Revolution, yet his mother was sent to work in the country for two years for being too intellectual He provides sharp details of the kinds of foods available and the family s traditions for preparing and eating their meals.I found it interesting to learn the perspective of a person who knew very little of the world outside the Communist totaliarian society Incidents that, to an American, seem to be unbearable assaults on freedom were just part of normal everyday life to him.What I enjoyed most about the book was his ability to bring all senses into focus His food descriptions were not limited to taste He included aroma, texture, temperature, colors, shapes, and the various sounds he heard when his mother and older sisters, and later the author, were cooking The title fits this story of abundant love for his family, their music, and their ability to make the best of their food even in times of scarcity Excellent Whatdo you need Music, food and love and recipes Wonderful written, I could smell the food A Memoirs of a Chinese child, growing up in a musical family during the cultural revolution, and developing a passion for cooking, partly as that was not ideologically controlled Two thirds are memoirs, one third is recipes referred to in the memoirs, so you get their context The rather wooden style dilutes his passion and there are occasionally awkward musical metaphors, almost added as an afterthought often the same one the percussive sound of finely chopped food being added to hot oil Memoirs of a Chinese child, growing up in a musical family during the cultural revolution, and developing a passion for cooking, partly as that was not ideologically controlled Two thirds are memoirs, one third is recipes referred to in the memoirs, so you get their context The rather wooden style dilutes his passion and there are occasionally awkward musical metaphors, almost added as an afterthought often the same one the percussive sound of finely chopped food being added to hot oil I am a musician, a Chinese bamboo flutes player and composer, not a professional cook The Dewey number for this lovely memoir supports his statement, as the book is shelved in the 780s, the music section And Guo Yue s musical skills and memories do play a strong role in this story which moves under the thunder cloud of Mao Zedong s oppressive Cultural Revolution After honing his artistry with the bamboo flute, Yue eventually becomes an army musician whose sole aim should be to entertain sol I am a musician, a Chinese bamboo flutes player and composer, not a professional cook The Dewey number for this lovely memoir supports his statement, as the book is shelved in the 780s, the music section And Guo Yue s musical skills and memories do play a strong role in this story which moves under the thunder cloud of Mao Zedong s oppressive Cultural Revolution After honing his artistry with the bamboo flute, Yue eventually becomes an army musician whose sole aim should be to entertain soldiers, to keep their spirits high and their belief in communism intact The depictions of life in the People s Republic were so interesting and it was somewhat shocking to me that much of this occurred in recent history there s my world history view gap again Yue lived near Tiananmen Square and describes huge displays of marching soldiers and musical performances, with the participants all dressed alike His mother is sent to the country to work in the fields for several years for the crime of being educated As the Red Guard destroys many cultural items, they also control all aspects of Chinese life and Mao s Little Red Book is mandatory reading.Although food is severely rationed, its preparation and consumption cannot be controlled, and herein lies salvation for many and the joys of this book Virtually every aspect of life, events both celebratory and mundane, memories of family and friends are all triggers for wonderful descriptions of food Upon waking, the watchword was What shall we eat today , and pleasant hours are spent choosing, preparing and eating meals, and in meeting the challenge of how to make something different with the same ingredients each day A third of the book is devoted to recipes which are as fun to read as the rest of the story In the comments of one recipe, Yue writes The success of this dish will depend on your careful preparation What a satisfying book