After I brought home A Tradition of Soup: Flavors from China's Pearl River Delta I began to look at Chinese herbs and vegetables and how I could begin to use these new discoveries in my kitchen. The author, Teresa Chen, beautifully introduces Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its love affair with ingredients. She wonderfully exposes traditional Chinese ingredients using photographs, alternative names, and health benefits. As a frequent shopper at the downtown Vietnamese grocery markets Dai Thanh and Thien Thanh, I love trying to use different herbs and vegetables and Chen’s glossary of these healing herbs and roots opened up new doors. Check it out!