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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-05-09

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52

Friday, May 9, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

RiX6i4LAW

ORCHARD MALL, Orchard Lake Rd. N. of Maple

BEST OF EVERYTHING

851-6400

DANNY RASKIN

Gourmet Oriental-American Food

Cocktails

Whole Maine Lobster
Caesar Salad

Carry-Out And
Delivery Services

Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 to 10:30.
Fri. & Sat. 11:30 to 12 Mid. Sun. 4 to 10

VISIT OUR RIKSHAW ON MAIN STREET
AT TEL-12 MALL, Telegraph & 12

•WHAT MAKES KINGSLEY
INN'S SUNDAY BRUNCH
SO GREAT ANYWAY?

(Voted Detroit's No. 1 Sunday Brunch in Metropolitan Detroit
magazine's readers poll, Nov. '84 issue.)

• White linen and silver service.

• Elegant ambience of the Kingsley dining rooms.

• No compromise is ever mode with quality or freshness.

• A dazzling, ever-changing array of breakfast, luncheon
and dinner favorites, and pastries from our own pastry
chef, too numerous to mention.

• Sane prices: only $8. 95 for adults, $4. 95 for children age
7, and under.

I:Kingsley 3nn

WOODWARD AT LONG LAKE ROAD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS • 642-0100

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Open Sun.-Thurs. 8 A.M. - 10 P.M.
Fri. & Sat. 8 A.M. - 12:00 Midnight
(-losed on Tuesdays)

A RESTAURANT AND DELICATESSEN

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6724 ORCHARD LAKE ROAD
WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICHIGAN 48033
[313] 855-8433

1

NEWEST COOKBOOK OUT
is by authoress, lecturer, teacher,
TV personality and all-around
wonderful lady, Elizabeth Chiu
King . . . No doubt you've heard
about it by now . . . titled The 15
Minute Chinese Gourmet pub-
lished by Macmillan.
Her previous book, Eating The
Chinese Way In Detroit was like a
bible to many people . . . and the
latest, with its authentic, simple
recipes, comes from over 30 years
of cooking.
Although its name, The 15
Minute Chinese Gourmet,
selected by Macmillian, is not
exactly a true title, many of
Elizabeth's recipes can be pre-
pared in 15 minutes . . . However,
it is very important to note that
this does not include initial prep-
arations for Mandarin roast duck
for example, requires overnight
marinating . . . tea eggs call for
boiling of eggs, 15-minute sim-
mer, 30-minute cooling and 10-
minute setting, an hour of more
simmering and additional setting
three or four hours or overnight.
Elizabeth's The 15 Minute
Chinese Gourmet probably should
have had added the statement,
"after initial preparation."
"How To Be A Successful 15-
Minute Chinese Gourmet Cook"
is outlined thoroughly by
Elizabeth . . . in her latest book is
a section she calls a "Game Plan"
. . . "Stock up on your Chinese
cupboard. Stock up on your
American cupboard. Make quick
stops at the supermarket to pick
up fresh ingredients. Assemble
the necessary equipment and
supplies and store in a conven-
ient place. Keep appliances in
good working order. Keep knives
and scissors sharp. Cook the
staples on weekends or whenever
you have extra time, then refrig-
erate or freeze until ready to use.
Use timesavers, they are the key
to your success. On busy
weekends, cook 15-minute re-
cipes. Plan accordingly. Many re-
cipes have an added 'Before You
Start' section of preliminary
steps. These steps can be done
ahead of time, sometimes as
much as a day or a few hours in
advance."
If taken wrongly, name of
Elizabeth Chiu King's book, The
15 Minute Chinese Gourmet can
be an immediate turnoff . . . be-
cause there is no such thing as
cooking in 15 minutes . . . unless
it's a frozen dinner or whatever.
Even steamed rice takes at
least 20 minutes to cook.
But enough of the wrong title
. . . let's talk about Elizabeth's
book . . . After all, it's what's in-
side that really counts . . . and
here is where this fine lady
shines.
Her Chinese recipes are superb
. . . so very easily explained .. .
and delicious-sounding . . . She
even tells of ingredients to have
on hand just in case . . . or their
substitutes . . . various cutting
and cooking techniques . . . how
to make staples like basic chic-
ken or vegetable stock.
Most of Elizabeth's recipes are
truly amazing . . . No Work Chic-
ken that actually cooks itself
without supervision . . . Wonder-
ful almond cookies you won't find

in any Chinese restaurant (made
with ground almonds) . . . Beef
On A Stick that's prepared ahead
of time and cooked in the oven
just before guests arrive .. .
Quickie Egg Rolls made ahead
and reheated in oven for 15 min-
utes before serving (vegetarian
egg rolls, too) . . . Lettuce rolls
with meat and filling inside
(Elizabeth calls them egg rolls of
the 21st Century).
Ever have Chinese cucumber
soup? . . . Elizabeth's recipe is
great with chicken beef stock .. .
so is her tofu with Spinach Soup
. . . Tomato and Egg Soup . . . and
dramatic Floating Blossoms Soup
. . . All can also be made with
vegetable soup stock for vegeta-
rian delight.
Eliazbeth's new book of recipes
takes in appetizers, soups,
entrees, salads and vegetables,
rice and noodles, desserts, sauces,
teas, wines and what tastes best
with various Chinese foods . . . It
tells how to plan a Chinese meal
. and even gives suggested
menus.
The color photographs in her
book are crisply vivid.
Make no mistake about it .. .
The 15 Minute Chinese Gourmet
offers an abundant array of over
75 recipes that allow for quick
dining . . . but only if the foods
have been prepared and properly
refrigerated ahead of time.
Lovely Elizabeth Chiu King,
one of the most liked per-
sonalities in this area . . . and a
super gal . .. has written her
beautiful second Chinese recipe
book with much thought . . . The
recipes appeal to all lovers of
Chinese food plus those watching
their weight . . . The light and
healthy dishes are low in both
calories and cholesterol . . . and
where called for, smaller portions
of meat are used . . . The very
ample amount of fresh vegetables
provide high fiber content, and no
canned goods or canned sauces
are used . . . All of Elizabeth's re-
cipes are from scratch.
It is well to note too, that. ele-
gant Chinese meals can be pre-
pared with or without a wok.
Elizabeth Chiu King has been
touring various bookstores in De-
troit, Cleveland, Chicago, Min-
neapolis, etc. . . . Tomorrow, she
will be at Metro News Center,
Maple and Telegraph, 11 a.m. to
1 p.m . . . On Monday, Elizabeth
will be on WXYZ-TV's "Kelly &
Co.", guests of John and Marilyn
Turner, with whom she has vis-
ited frequently over the airwaves
. . . You can hear her Wednesday
on WEXL Radio, 11 a.m. to 12
noon . . . May 17, Elizabeth is
scheduled to be at Birmingham
Book Store, Pierce and Maple, 12
noon to 2 p.m . . . and May 20,
Wayne State U. Book Store, 11
a.m. to 1 p.m.
The 15 Minute Chinese Gour-
met cookbook by Elizabeth Chiu
King sells for $16.95 . . . and well
worth every cent.
IVAN BLOCH localite and
New York theatrical producer, is
active in the New York theatrical
community working with others
in arranging attendance to var-
ious cultural events for school
groups at all levels . . . The chil-
dren are invited to attend opera,

theater, dance and concert pro=
grams.
Latest is Ivan arranging 117'
for 50 students from Cong
Shaarey Zedek's Sunday School\
classes to attend the May 11J
matinee performance of musical ,
Joseph And The Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat at Bir-
mingham Theatre . . . He called
the theater again recently to
about additional tickets for pis'
that tells story of Joseph and hill
jealous brothers who sell him into'
slavery, and of how he returns
hero . . . Musical score uses,
calypso, rock, country, softshoe
and other melodic styles .. ^ It
was a great hit in London az
New York.
APPRECIATION OF THE
very fine Billy Rose Quartet
doubled many times over by
hearing him Monday evenings, 7.
p.m. to midnight at Don Vargo's
1940 Chophouse . . . where people
are flocking from everywhere -t
taste the expertly prepared Ce v
tified Angus Beef products.
Billy on lead guitar, Billy "F3,
ing Fingers" Marr at the
keyboard, Rudy Golde, bass
guitar and Chris Rose on drums,
play their soft melodies at Don' ,-
sumptuous piano bar with it
glass block background and rich
refined interior.
The versatility of this group 1S1
highly showcased as diners enjoy
their meals . . . Many stop eating
to look up at what is not an ordi-
nary sounding group . . . The
Billy Rose Quartet is a fine lisH
tening treat.
Billy Rose on vocals is out,
standing . . . Billy Marr superb at
the piano . . . Rudy plays a ve-r -1
rhythmic bass . . . and Chri-
gently wields brushes and sticks
with deft precision. -
Like dad, Chris also sings .
and is very fine on songs that ' fit
the room . . . Billy Rose, Rud--j
and Chris do three part harmon
on many melodes they play .
from standards to oldies to Latin
etc. . . . with music you love
tening to . . . Even a mild bit of
jazz.
The Billy Rose Quartet o)
Monday evenings at 194L
Chophouse is a class outfit . . . it
different tuxedos each time
seen them.
1940 Chophouse with its glad
block wall, gray and black tones
thin soft purple fluorescent strip1
ing, stylish chandeliers, etcher
glass, etc. is graciously elegant
like they used to be years ago . A;
There's class written all over the
place.
Billy Rose Quartet openin
night was also his birthday ..
and wife Dana spent the eveiLL:
at piano bar dining amidst thl
balloons and gift brought for him)
Charles Durning, here for film )
ing with Donald Sutherland
The Rosary Murders, produced b'
local musician talent Bobb3
Laurel, was picked up in thfl
1940's limo and brought for wiiu
he said was "the best steak PI '
had since Kansas City. So sweel
and tender." c)(
The excellent character actof
(Best Little Whorehouse In Texcuc
To Be Or Not To Be, Stick, When'
A Stranger Calls, etc.) enjoyeA J
certified angus porterhouse

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